Courtesy of Royal Mint


First comes love, then comes royal engagement... and after that, a drawing of your face ends up on a commemorative coin.

At least, that's the next step in the modern-day fairytale surrounding the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The Royal Mint has released a £5 commemorative coin marking the couple's engagement, The Telegraph reports.

The coin features a rendering of Kate and Will's faces (based on a photo of the couple from a polo match a few years ago, approved by both Prince Will and the Queen), although the image doesn't bear much resemblance to the future princess. Around their portraits is the phrase: "Celebrating the Engagement of William and Catherine," while the other side of the coin has an engraving of Queen Elizabeth II.

While £5 is just under $8, if you're eager to get your hands on a piece of Royal memorabilia, you'll have to fork over a bit more than that. The solid gold version will set you back $2,395, sterling silver plated in gold costs $131 and the sterling silver coin is $86.

Critics have not been kind regarding the coin, claiming Kate looks plump and William looks like Al Gore!

Meanwhile, see which other royal artifact is up for sale.