From June 30 to July 8, 2011, Canada welcomed Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they embarked on their first overseas tour as a married couple. As this tour was the most-watched Royal tour ever, this coin is more than a lasting memory of the Royal wedding – it’s a piece of history in the making.
This 22-Karat Gold Coin is embedded with a glittering Swarovski element to celebrate their wedding. Officially approved by Clarence House (HRH Prince William of Wales) and Buckingham Palace (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II).
A portrait of the bride and groom with maple leaves and a stylized Tudor rose on the outer edge of the design.
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a customized sleeve.
A fairytale wedding for the 21st century
On April 29, 2011, people across the world celebrated an exciting moment together with Britain’s most famous newlyweds.
The bride and groom first met in 2001 while studying at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. During the course of their four years at St. Andrews, the pair grew increasingly closer, and by the time they graduated in 2005, it was well-known they were a couple. Observers had long speculated the two would marry and in October 2010, Prince William proposed to Miss Middleton during a trip to Kenya. Clarence House announced their engagement on November 16, 2010.
The couple chose Westminster Abbey for their wedding ceremony due to its “staggering beauty.” Indeed, the Abbey is an architectural masterpiece filled with stained glass windows, pavements, textiles, paintings and countless artefacts. It is unrivalled for its collective commemoration of famous men and women who have woven the very tapestry of British history and, as such, was the perfect setting for this much-anticipated historic event.
The wedding service began at 11 a.m. with Prince William and Miss Middleton arriving separately in state cars. After the wedding service, the newlyweds left the Abbey in the 1902 State Landau to travel the crowd-lined Processional Route to Buckingham Palace.
Around the world, well-wishers joined the celebration through television, the internet and countless media streams that now strengthen sentiments of goodwill across Britain, the Commonwealth and the globe.
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