Official wedding coin of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle unveiled
By Rita Okoye
The official wedding coin of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been unveiled.
According to report, the Royal Mint, makers of coins both commemorative and everyday, has released a new coin showing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to honor their upcoming nuptials.
The silver coin, which is worth £5 ($6.80), has a photo of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gazing into each other’s eyes on one side and a picture of Queen Elizabeth on the other.
The photo depicted on the coin was taken at Kensington Palace, just after Harry and Meghan posed for photographers in the Sunken Garden after announcing their engagement.
The photographs helped Jody Clark, one of the Royal Mint’s designers, to create an accurate likeness of the royal bride and groom-to-be (complete with Meghan’s hand lovingly holding her fiancé’s arm!). Meghan is wearing her white wrap coat from Line the Label in the photo, while Harry is in a suit.
Commemorative coins are quite the royal occasion: Prince William and Kate Middleton had one made for their 2011 wedding.
Prince George has several, including one created for his birth, and another for his second birthday.
Princess Charlotte got one when she was born, too, which means little Prince Louis likely has a personalized coin on the way.
The coin is now available on the Royal Mint’s website. Though it is actually worth £5 ($6.80), it is a more expensive to purchase.
If you want a brilliant silver version of the coin, that will cost £13 ($17.69), while silver and gold proof options run at £82.50 ($112.27).
Meghan Markle isn’t quite a royal just yet, but she just earned her own place in royal coin history.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are set to tie the knot at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, will not be seen in any official capacity until their wedding day in less than three weeks.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle does not have any public duties or outings scheduled on their royal calendar until the big day