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Personalities in Postcards: The Duke + Duchess Of Cambridge

I think I am on semi-hiatus from postcrossing and was not really active in swapping postcards these days. But there are just cards that come by that I simply cannot resist like this one featuring my favorite royal of all, well, next to his mum, Princess Diana. This card also features the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. This was taken during the Royal Couple’s official visit to Canada, in time for the celebration of Canada Day.

The Royal Couple recently gave birth to their second offspring, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. Named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Princess Charlotte was born on 02 May, 2015 and is the fourth-in-line to the British throne, following her grandfather Prince Charles, her father William, and her brother, Prince George. Her official title is Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.

The birth of the royal baby is always a festive occasion in the UK. The people celebrated the day with much anticipation. A number of famous UK landmarks all turned pink to announce her birth, including the London Eye, the Trafalgar Square fountains, Tower Bridge, as well as the Blackpool Tower. I bet most people also had loud and festive celebrations in the streets and in the pub, probably with loads of beer and with popular instruments and songs playing in the background.

Thank you Tibor for sending this lovely card. I love having this in my collection of the Royal Family postcards. I also love the British Science Week postmard you used! He sent me 2 other postcards featuring the British Royal Family and I will tell you all about them in my upcoming posts.

Nelson Mandela Postcard

postcards of interesting people in history, postcards, South Africa

I received this postcard late last year briefly before it was in the news that Nelson Mandela has already passed away. He was one influential and inspirational personality that people from different parts of the world and different walks of life mourned his death and celebrated the full and meaningful life he led.

Here is a brief trivia about Nelson Mandela from Wikipedia:

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela {18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013} was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa’s first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalized racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation.

Mandela was a controversial figure for much of his life. Denounced as a communist terrorist by critics, he nevertheless gained international acclaim for his activism, having received more than 250 honours, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Soviet Order of Lenin and theBharat Ratna. He is held in deep respect within South Africa, where he is often referred to by his Xhosa clan name, Madiba, or as Tata (“Father”); he is often described as “the father of the nation”.

This is a great addition to my collection of postcards of interesting people in history. Thank you Ruhan for sending this card from South Africa, my very first from that country!