The bride and groom first met in 2001 while studying at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Observers had long speculated the two would marry and in October 2010, Prince William proposed to Miss Middleton during a trip to Kenya. Clarence House announced their engagement on November 16, 2010.
The couple chose Westminster Abbey for their wedding ceremony due to its “staggering beauty.” Indeed, the Abbey is an architectural masterpiece filled with stained glass windows, pavements, textiles, paintings and countless artefacts. It is unrivalled for its collective commemoration of famous men and women who have woven the very tapestry of British history and, as such, was the perfect setting for this much-anticipated historic event.
The wedding service began at 11 a.m. with Prince William and Miss Middleton arriving separately in state cars. After the wedding service, the newlyweds left the Abbey in the 1902 State Landau to travel the crowd-lined Processional Route to Buckingham Palace.
Around the world, well-wishers joined the celebration through television, the internet and countless media streams that now strengthen sentiments of goodwill across Britain, the Commonwealth and the globe.
- Official Canadian commemorative coin of the Royal Wedding of the year.
- Officially approved by Clarence House (HRH Prince William of Wales) and Buckingham Palace (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II).
- This 22-Karat Gold Coin is embedded with a glittering Swarovski element to celebrate their wedding.
Item number: 115839
Face Value: 200 dollars
Composition: 91.67% gold, 8.33 % silver
Weight (g): 16
Diameter (mm): 29
Artist: Laurie McGaw
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a customized sleeve.
Advertising date: June 30, 2011
Launch date: July 21, 2011