Prince Harry, Meghan Markle are getting a royal wedding coin in their honour
Silver coin honours the couple ahead of May 19 wedding
The Royal Canadian Mint has caught royal wedding fever.
In honour of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the mint unveiled a special $20 silver commemorative coin on Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET.
The coin, designed by Canadian artist Joel Kimmel, features the smiling couple as well as three Swarovski crystals and a border of roses, maple leaves and scallop shells.
"It has a very elegant look to it. It seems very appropriate for a wedding," Kimmel told CBC News.
Sandra Hanington, president of the Royal Canadian Mint, said on Wednesday that the coin represented a "heartfelt symbol of Canadians — all Canadians — warmest wishes."
Coin reveal comes with surprise donation
The coin design was revealed at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, in honour of Prince Harry's advocacy for mental health issues.
Harry had toured CAMH in fall 2017, 26 years after his late mother Diana, the former Princess of Wales, visited in 1991.
In his honour, Hanington said the mint had decided to make a $25,000 donation to the CAMH Foundation.
We are honoured to receive this donation from the <a href="https://twitter.com/CanadianMint?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CanadianMint</a> in commemoration of the release of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PrinceHarry?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PrinceHarry</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MeghanMarkle?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MeghanMarkle</a>'s wedding coin and are so appreciative of Prince Harry’s devoted service to promoting the importance of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mentalhealth?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mentalhealth</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MentalHealthIsHealth?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MentalHealthIsHealth</a> <a href="https://t.co/M6gGyOSY77">https://t.co/M6gGyOSY77</a>—@endstigma
After Hanington spoke, CAMH Foundation president Deborah Gillis shared fond memories of Harry's time at the hospital.
"He listened attentively to patients who sought treatment at CAMH. He showed that they were important and valued," she said.
William and Kate's coin
One of the two coins they designed, a $20 silver coin decorated with a sapphire-coloured crystal, features an engraving of William and Kate looking lovingly into each other's eyes.
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