Kate and William’s daughter Princess Charlotte’s christening celebrated with marking of new Royal Mint coins

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When the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, gave birth to her daughter Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on May 2, the Royal Mint released a limited edition of £5 coins in order to mark her arrival.

The coin, that is set to be issued on the occasion of Charlotte’s baptism, will be made from two metals: gold and silver.

The design of the new coins will be authorized by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, The Royal Mint reports.

After the approval, the new coins will arrive on the market in the next couple of weeks.

Prince George’s christening was also marked with the creation of three commemorative coins by the Royal Mint. It was for the first time that the baptism of a member of the Royal Family was celebrated by the marking of new coins.

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge will be christened on 5 July at St Mary Magdalene Church in Norfolk.