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Last Updated: Monday, 4 April, 2005, 16:08 GMT 17:08 UK
Coin change after royal date swap
Design of Charles and Camilla commemorative coin
The date on the commemorative coins will be changed
Commemorative coins marking the Prince of Wales's wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles are having to be remodelled after the wedding date was changed.

The Royal Mint had unveiled commemorative medallions displaying the original wedding date of 8 April.

The wedding has been postponed for a day to allow Prince Charles to attend the Pope's funeral in Rome.

The mint, in Llantrisant, south Wales, was due to manufacture thousands of the coins before the late change of date.

'Presses due to run'

The coins designed to mark the wedding in Windsor displayed the original date, 8th April 2005, printed on the reverse under the Prince's feathers.

Now the date will have to be changed to the 9 April when the rescheduled marriage will take place.

A spokeswoman for the Royal Mint said: "The presses were due to run but we're now having to switch the date.

Prince Charles and Mrs Parker Bowles
Prince Charles will attend the funeral of the Pope on Friday

"Everybody's been waiting on the news."

The medals, which cannot be used as currency, are being produced in gold, silver and nickel brass and cost 475, 34.95 and 9.95.

Unlimited numbers of the nickel brass version can be issued, but the batch of gold coins will be restricted to 1,000 and the silver to 5,000.

On the front of the medal is the arms of The Prince of Wales and the inscription "Prince of Wales Duchess of Cornwall".

Prince Charles and Mrs Parker Bowles had planned to marry in a civil ceremony on Friday.

But on Monday, Buckingham Palace said the Pope's funeral "must take priority".




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