- Issue date: 23/12/2004
- Printing Process: Huecograbado
- Paper: estucado engomado fosforescente
- Size of stamp: 40,9 x 28,8 mm. (horizontal)
- Sheet effects: 50
- Postal value of the stamps: 0,27 €
- Print run: 1.000.000
- Dented: 13 3/4
Amongst the happy historical events that took place in 2004, the wedding of His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias with Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano shall always be present. On the 23rd December, a few days before the years ends and the chimes announce the new year, the philately commemorates this event with the exceptional issue of a stamp the depicts the Coat of Arms of the Prince of Asturias and conveys the message Congratulations.
The weeding took place on the 22nd May at Almudena Cathedral in Madrid. The city was decorated and dressed up for the event. More than a century had past since a royal marriage was celebrated in the city of Madrid. This joyful moment was trumpeted with beautiful floral decorations, colourful lights, modern banners, banderols, fans and other decorative elements. Representatives of royal houses from all over the world, heads of state, a wide range of national political representatives, businessmen, sports celebrities, scientists, researchers, journalists and many other professionals attended the official ceremony. After the wedding the princes toured the city and placed the floral bouquet in the basilica of Our Lady of Atocha, before the acclaim of the citizens. Felipe of Bourbon and Greece was born on the 30th January 1968 in Madrid. He is the third son of Juan Carlos and Sofia. At 18 years of age he swore loyalty to the Constitution and the King before the Parliament. He holds a degree in Law, Business Studies and a Master in International Relations. In addition he has followed military courses in the three armies. As a heir to the Crown he presents and participates in the official acts and relevant events of the public Spanish life. Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano was born on the 15th September 1972 in Oviedo. She holds a degree in Information Sciences, within the area of journalism, and has a Master in Audiovisual Journalism. From a young age she has worked in diverse media until the date of her engagement. The Coat of Arms of the Prince of Asturias is described in Royal Decree 284/2001 of the 16th March. It differs from His Majesty’s the King by an azure lambel with three pendants placed on the gold castle of Castille and a rampant lion from Leon. The top of the Coat of Arms is adorned with the crown of the Prince with for pearl diadems.