It has been such a joy to watch the precious Prince George grow over the past few years. It seems like only yesterday that Prince William and Kate Middleton made the announcement that they were expecting their first child.
On July 22, Prince George will be celebrating his 5th birthday. In honor of this monumental occasion, he’s receiving a rather special gift!
The Royal Mint released news that in honor of the Prince, they will be issuing a £5 coin in honor. To make the excitement grander, it will be available to the public for purchase.
The website states: “2018 continues to be a very royal year, with the birth of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child, His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge, and the marriage of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex having already taken place. Adding to the royal celebrations this year, we also witness the fifth birthday of High Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.”
The Royal Mint’s director of consumer business, Nicola Howell, said: “The birth of Prince George altered the course of history in the United Kingdom, and we are pleased to be marking the fifth birthday of our future king.”
The sterling silver coin will have striking images on it. According to their official website, it will feature an interpretation of St. George and the dragon. On the reverse side, an image of Queen Elizabeth II.
All images imprinted on the coin are designed by Royal Mint designer, Jody Clark.
“According to legend, the dragon, who lived nearby St. George’s town, would attack the locals, so St. George, a knight, tamed and killed it,” PEOPLE reports.
They continued: “The legend of St. George and the dragon has been used on royal coins for centuries and deliberately invokes courage and the triumph of good over evil as a tribute to the Prince on his birthday.”
I couldn’t possibly think of a more suitable way to commemorate the fifth year of life for the future King.
Happy Birthday, Prince George!