The nearly 10-year-old royal, whose mom is glamorous Queen Letizia, scores a big honor

By Caris Davis
Updated October 01, 2015 01:00 PM
Credit: Albert Nieboer/picture-alliance/dpa/AP

Just in time for her 10th birthday, Spain’s Princess Leonor is getting a very special present: her own postage stamp.

The country’s Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre has announced that it will issue 310,000 of the new princess stamps on October 2. (Leonor’s birthday is October 31.) Each stamp measures a little more than an inch square and has a face value of 1 Euro (around $1.12).

The stamps display a portrait of the adorable princess alongside an image showing the Campoamor Theater in northern Spain, the venue for the upcoming Princess of Asturias Awards, which celebrate achievements in science, humanities and public affairs.

Following family tradition, the elder daughter of stylish Queen Letizia and King Félipe – she is first in line to succeed to the Spanish throne – has assumed the honorary title of Princess of Asturias. Her father was Prince of Asturias when he first appeared on a stamp in 1977.

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