Author Topic: The engagement and wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle  (Read 1133 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline eurocoin

  • Indexer
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2 957
Re: The engagement and wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2018, 11:44:45 AM »



Tristan da Cunha, 1 Crown, 2018.

Offline eurocoin

  • Indexer
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2 957
Re: The engagement and wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2018, 11:45:32 AM »



United Kingdom, 5 Pounds, 2018.

Offline Big_M

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 83
Re: The engagement and wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2018, 12:32:41 PM »
New Zealand, 1 Dollar, 2018

Note: The coin incorporates the couple's official engagement photo by Alexi Lubomirski.

Offline eurocoin

  • Indexer
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2 957
Re: The engagement and wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2018, 04:41:52 PM »
As for this coin, the original lettering was going to be "The Wedding of Prince Henry of Wales to Meghan Markle". Prince Harry however did not approve of that. He wanted a 'title' for Meghan too. So 'Ms' was added to the lettering.




Ascension Island, 1 Crown, 2018.

Offline Figleaf

  • Administrator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 28 466
Re: The engagement and wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2018, 07:30:58 PM »
That is sooo common. The royal family must have a sword hanging around somewhere. They could have made Ms Markle duchess of Swadlincote in time for the design of this coin :)

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Offline quaziright

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 399
Re: The engagement and wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2018, 08:09:21 PM »
That is sooo common. The royal family must have a sword hanging around somewhere. They could have made Ms Markle duchess of Swadlincote in time for the design of this coin :)

Peter

I imagine that they planned duchess of sussex for her, but she had to get hitched for the title. Which strikes me, apart from the Queen herself and Chuck, did any other Royals from Magareth onwards actually marry fellow aristocrats?

Offline Figleaf

  • Administrator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 28 466
Re: The engagement and wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2018, 10:59:01 AM »
I am with the aristocrats there. There was a time when inheriting land from another family was so important that women became chess pieces, to be married off to the wealthiest available party. Within the family if necessary. The most horrible of these political marriages was probably that of Charles II and Maria Anna of Neuburg. Just imagine Maria Anna's heroic attempts to produce an heir to the throne with a man who was severely disfigured, invalid, out of his wits and impotent anyway.

All this was papered over by stupid, counterproductive talk about bloodlines. Glad it's over at last.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.