Royal Wedding Commemorative Coins celebrated and unveiled April 6, 2011



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is honored to celebrate this Special Occasion in Canada on April 6, 2011.




Royal Wedding Commemorative Coins

Governor General to Attend the Unveiling of the Royal Wedding Coins at the Royal Canadian Mint



April 4, 2011


OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will attend the ceremony for the unveiling of the Royal Wedding coins on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at 10 a.m., at the Royal Canadian Mint, in Ottawa (320 Sussex Drive).

For this special occasion, His Excellency will deliver an address and strike a Royal Wedding coin minted in honour of His Royal Highness Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton’s wedding.

At the opening ceremonies for the Ottawa branch of the Royal Mint on January 2, 1908, former governor general Earl Grey struck the Dominion’s first domestically produced coin: a silver 50‑cent piece bearing the effigy of His Majesty King Edward VII.

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The U.K. unveiled in March 2011 

Due for release in Late March, This is the official UK Gold proof £5 coin

to commemorate the Royal wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton.



  The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment has been confirmed to provide the Sovereign’s Escort and Captain’s Escort

 for the wedding of HRH Prince   William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton on 29th April 2011.

The Life Guards and Blues & Royals of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment will form a Sovereign’s Escort for Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, and a Captain’s Escort for the Bride and Groom, as the wedding party travel to Buckingham Palace from Westminster Abbey. This will involve almost 200 horses and soldiers on the day to escort and protect their carriages.

Lt Col. Dan Hughes said: “We are honoured to have such a pivotal role in the Royal Wedding, especially considering we have former colleagues of Prince William serving with us today. Prince William’s former Squadron, D Squadron HCR will be wishing the Royal couple good luck from Helmand Province, Afghanistan where they are currently deployed. Among the soldiers riding on the parade, many are recent veterans of the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, the younger members will be due to serve on Operations in 2013.”



Media must register in advance by emailing confirmation of attendance to

no later than noon (12:00 p.m.) EDT on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

Media information:
Marie-Ève Létourneau

Rideau Hall Press Office

Christine Aquino
Director, Communications
Royal Canadian Mint



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