The Royal Engagement Coin, Likeness or Hardly Likely?
The latest collectible released ahead of the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton has caused controversy. Britain's Royal Mint released a commemorative coin with portraits of Prince William and his fiancee, to commemorate the royal engagement but some says that the couple on the five-pound coin bear little resemblance to William and Kate. Middleton looks matronly with a round face and bags under her eyes while Prince William's profile looks a bit jowly and sports a hint of a pompadour. Some have called the coin's appearance ridiculous but others have defended it saying that images are often difficult to reproduce. The design was approved by both Prince William and Queen Elizabeth.