Harry and Meghan ‘look lovingly into each other’s eyes’ on royal wedding coin
It is the first time Meghan Markle has appeared on a UK coin by the Royal Mint.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle feature on a new coin commemorating the royal wedding.
Harry and the American star sat for the portraits used on the Royal Mint souvenir and are depicted “looking lovingly into each other’s eyes”.
It is Ms Markle’s first appearance on a UK coin by the Royal Mint.
The Royal Mint revealed: “Following the announcement of their engagement, the Royal Mint was granted a private sitting with Prince Harry and Meghan at Kensington Palace.
“The setting of their meeting was relaxed and informal, which is reflected in the portrait of the couple.
“The pair can be seen looking lovingly into each other’s eyes and highlights the easy familiarity and connection between the royal duo.”
Harry and former Suits actress Ms Markle will wed on May 19 in the grand surrounds of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, after getting engaged following a 16-month whirlwind romance.
The coin design was crafted by Jody Clark, who created the current effigy of the Queen in 2015.
Anne Jessopp, the Royal Mint’s chief executive, said: “It has been an honour for the Royal Mint to work closely with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to create the authentic royal wedding coin celebrating this most British of celebrations.”
The £5 coin, which can be purchased from www.royalmint.com, is available in brilliant uncirculated form costing £13, a silver proof for £82.50 and gold proof for £1,980.
Harry featured on an Alderney coin by the Royal Mint in 2005 to mark his 21st birthday.