Royal Mint releases marriage coin
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