That’s the money shot! Loving portrait of Prince Harry and his bride-to-be is emblazoned on a commemorative coin to celebrate their wedding – and the souvenir could set you back as much as £2,000

  • A commemorative coin has been released to celebrate the royal wedding
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle look ‘loving into each other’s eyes’ on the coin
  • It has been released by the royal mint and sells for up to £1,980 for a gold proof

With just weeks to go until their big day, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have the nation gripped in royal wedding fever.

And the couple have reached another milestone in their relationship ahead of their nuptials – their first commemorative coin.  

Harry and his bride-to-be sat for the portraits used on the Royal Mint souvenir, and are described as looking ‘looking lovingly into each other’s eyes’.

The coin ranges in price from £13 to £1,980 for a gold proof version.

The Royal Mint have produced coins to commemorate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle later this month

The couple’s likeness was taking in a private sitting at Kensington Palace, and it is Meghan’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.’

The couple had a private sitting not long after their engagement announcement in November last year

The coins cost £13 for one in brilliant uncirculated form, a silver proof for £82.50 and gold proof for £1,980

Harry and Meghan 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 the Royal Mint website, 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

The couple are just weeks away from the wedding at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19

Harry featured on an Alderney coin by the Royal Mint in 2005 to mark his 21st birthday. 

A royal expert recently predicted that Meghan’s transition from TV star to being a member of the royal family will be seamless thanks to her age and divorcée status.

‘Over the years, others have married into the royal family – think of Diana Spencer, Sarah Ferguson – and they couldn’t cope with it,’ he said. ‘They found the expectation too high, too hard.

‘Meghan is that much older, much more confident and more experienced and I think that gives her a very good chance of making a good shot at this.’

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