Royal Mint re­leases mar­riage coin

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today -

OF­FI­CIAL £ 5 ($ A8.27) coins com­mem­o­rat­ing next month’s mar­riage of Prince Wil­liam and Kate Mid­dle­ton have rolled off the presses at the Royal Mint. The de­sign, which was ap­proved by the cou­ple, shows the soon-to-be new­ly­weds in pro­file fac­ing each other, with the Queen’s im­age sition Leader Tony Ab­bott were among dig­ni­taries who stood shoul­der to shoul­der with Prince Wil­liam and New Zealand PM John Key on the re­verse. The Royal Mint is ex­pect­ing to sell more than 250,000 coins world­wide, as an­tic­i­pa­tion mounts over the royal wed­ding. The new coin is only the sec­ond to mark a royal wed­ding - the first was for the Prince of Wales’s wed­ding to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. to mark the solemn oc­ca­sion.

The royal, soon to be mar­ried, car­ried a mes­sage from his grand­mother, the Queen, that drew mur­murs of agree- ment from the at­ten­dees.

‘ ‘ My grand­mother once said that grief is the price we pay for love. Here, to­day, we love and we grieve,’’ Prince

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