London: Britain has released the first
commemorative coin to mark the engagement of Prince William to
The coin is available in solid gold for 1,550 pounds
while the sterling silver plated in gold version will be sold
for 85 pounds. The silver coin is available for 55.50 pounds.
The five-pound coin released by the Royal Mint has an
engraving of the prince and his fiancee. The engraving is
based on a photograph of the couple taken at a polo match a
few years ago and the design was approved by Prince William
and his mother, the Queen.
The couple, both 28, got engaged while on holiday in
Kenya in October. They are set to marry on April 29 at
But Middleton's face is perhaps unlikely to be praised by
critics for faithfully reflecting her beauty, The Telegraph
A spokesman for Clarence House refused to comment on the
accuracy of the reproduction of the couple's features.
Last week, the official crockery released to mark the
occasion was described as "lazy and insipid" by one critic.
First Published: Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 19:19