This Sunday, 5 July, will be the christening for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child, Princess Charlotte. In honour the of the occasion, the Royal Mint has unveiled a special commemorative coin.
The event is being marked with a silver £5 coin featuring two harp-playing cherubs surrounded by lilies.
The Royal Mint also released a commemorative £5 coin for the birth of Princess Charlotte. The Queen, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne all approved the limited edition coin. Only 500 gold coins and 9500 silver coins were produced.
Fellow babies born on the birth date of Princess Charlotte, 2 May, were eligible to receive a special silver penny from the Royal Mint.
“It is only fitting that we commemorate the new addition to The Royal Family with the release of a special coin, just as we celebrated the arrival of Prince George.” spoke Shane Bissett from the Royal Mint about the £5 coins.
The christening will be held at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk. With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte all in attendance it will be the first time the family will all be seen together.
The Church is the same one that Princess Charlotte’s late grandmother, Diana, Princess of Wales was baptised in August of 1961. It has been 25 years since a senior royal has been baptised there, with Princess Eugenie holding that title.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at St Mary Magdalene Church will be christening the two-month old princess.
“I am delighted to be invited to conduct the baptism of HRH Princess Charlotte. It will be an extraordinary honour and privilege to help welcome the Princess into the family of the church.
Along with her parents and all her family, I look forward to joining in this joyful day of celebration and thanksgiving.”
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