Britain to issue coin to mark Prince William-Kate's second baby

London, PTI | Updated : 24 March 2015, 08:21 PM

Britain will issue a new 5-pound coin to mark the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s second child, due next month.

Coins were created for the 2013 birth and christening of Prince George, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and his first birthday.

Limited numbers of the various coins were made, with the 5-pound first birthday coin costing 80 pounds and a “gold proof kilo” christening coin costing 50,000 pounds.

Queen Elizabeth II has approved the decision to create a coin for the second child’s birth, which is due in April, the BBC reported.

Prince William, 32, and Kate, 33, have so far not confirmed any date for the birth of their second child except to confirm that he or she is due in April.

But during a visit to a children’s centre in Woolwich, east London, last week, a volunteer asked Kate when her baby would be born.

She said: “I’m due mid-April, to the end of April. Not long to go now.” 

First Published: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 08:19 PM
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