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Canada mints royal wedding coin

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding this weekend has been immortalised by the Royal Canadian Mint.

The RCM unveiled the official royal wedding commemorative coin on Wednesday in celebration of the couple’s nuptials on Saturday.

The silver collector’s coin was revealed at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), which Harry, a well-known advocate for mental health, toured in 2017.

His late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, toured the facility herself in 1991.

The RCM has a long tradition of celebrating Canada’s ties to the monarchy and will be making a charitable donation of $25,000 to CAMH, in lieu of a licensing fee for using the couple’s official photograph.

Designed by artist Joel Kimmel of Westport, Ontario, the coin is edged in Canadian maple leaves, English roses and escallop shells from Prince Harry’s coat of arms.

Three Swarovski crystals represent Meghan Markle’s three-stone engagement ring; a diamond sourced from Botswana and two side diamonds from Diana’s personal collection. The reverse side of the coin features a likeness of the Queen by artist Susanna Blunt.

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