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The Royal Wedding: British and Canadian Souvenirs
The Royal Wedding: The Official Westminster Abbey Souvenir
The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is fast approaching; on Friday April 29th 2011 at 11am GMT, approximately 2 billion people across the world will watch the couple walk down the aisle at Westminster Abbey in London, England.
As a Canadian Citizen, and also a British Citizen, this Royal Wedding is of double interest to me.
Canada is a constitutional monarchy and our head of state is Queen Elizabeth, meaning that Prince William is also a Prince of Canada. After the wedding celebrations are over, the future heir to the throne and his bride will prepare to a tour across Canada from June 30th to July 8th. It is thought that the couple will enjoy Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa on July 1st, and may even go to the Calgary Stampede.
There are so many souvenirs available to commemorate the upcoming Royal Wedding. While Royal Mint has produced the official Royal Wedding Coin in the UK, Canada is also getting in on the action in great spirit, offering many great souvenirs to celebrate the occasion with a Canadian "twist".
The Official £5 Royal Wedding Coin - Celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince William & Catherine Middleton
The official Royal Wedding souvenir coin is official UK tender, produced by the Royal Mint, and has been fully approved by the Royal Household and the Government.
2011 $20 Fine Silver Coin - The Wedding Celebration - HRH Prince William of Wales & Miss Catherine Middleton
Canada Post's unusual and elegant twist on the Royal Mint's Official Royal Wedding Coin is also being offered to help Canadians commemorate the occasion.
This special coin is an ideal keepsake or gift; made with fine silver this $20 coin is embedded with a sapphire colour Swarovski™ crystal element!
There are only 25,000 of these coins available worldwide.
Also available is a nickel-plated steel 25-cent specimen finish coin, which uniquely features a coloured image of both Prince William and Miss Catherine.
Another special Canadian gift or souvenir would be the Royal Canadian Mint Gift Set, comprising a one of a kind 25-cent piece which features an image of the Royal Couple's wedding bands.
Domestic Stamp Booklet of 10
This unique coin set commemorating the 2011 Royal Wedding of William and Kate makes a special gift.
While commemorative t-shirts, coffee mugs, spoons, key rings and ashtrays fill the shops in London, Canada Post has issued it's very first Royal Wedding Stamp.
Online, it's possible to send a congratulations postcard which Canada Post will deliver to the happy couple!
These, and other gifts and collectables are available at the online Canada Post Royal Wedding Shop.