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2011 Royal Tour
From June 30 to July 8, 2011, Canada welcomed Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they embarked on their first overseas tour as a married couple. As this tour was the most-watched Royal tour ever, this coin is more than a lasting memory of the Royal wedding – it's a piece of history in the making.
The larger-than-usual diameter of this 25-cent coin is an unexpected feature that provides plenty of space to capture every detail of its colour design—a unique keepsake to celebrate one of the most beautiful weddings of the year!
A portrait of the young couple with Prince William’s profile in the foreground and his bride Catherine Middleton at his side.
Congratulations to the world’s favourite bride and groom
Prince William and Catherine Middleton first met in 2001 while studying at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. During the course of their years at St. Andrews, the pair grew increasingly closer, and by the time they graduated in 2005, it was well-known they were a couple. Observers have long speculated the two would marry, and although the engagement came as no surprise, it has elated many as it proved to be the most highly anticipated Royal wedding of recent memory.
On April 29, 2011, people across Britain, the Commonwealth, and the world celebrated this exciting moment with the newlyweds.
His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton became engaged during a trip to Kenya in October 2010. Prince William carried with him the engagement ring—a stunning 18-carat sapphire surrounded by fourteen diamonds which had previously belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales. Prince William asked Catherine to marry him in a manner she later said was “very romantic, and... very personal.”
Clarence House announced the engagement to the world on November 16, 2010.