Those lucky enough to be born on the same day as Kate Middleton and Prince William’s new Royal baby will be gifted a silver coin marked with 2013 to commemorate the new arrival.
The Royal Mint confirmed a silver penny will be sent in a blue or pink pouch to those babies born on the same day as the new Royal arrival and will be delivered with a teddy bear card that will read: “Solid sterling silver good luck penny.”
Shane Bissett, of currency-maker Royal Mint, said: “The birth will be a joyous occasion for the whole nation. It will also be a special day for many mothers and fathers across the country as they, too, welcome their new baby.”
A limited number of just 2,013 coins have been created to commemorate the occasion and parents will have up to 60 days to claim the coin via the Royal Mint’s Facebook page.
In accordance with British traditions crossing the palm of a newborn with silver is seen as a way of wishing them good health and wealth in years to come.
As the Duchess of Cambridge looms closer to her due date the nation waits with baited breath to hear the news of a new prince or princess to be born at St Mary’s Hospital in London, where Prince William was also born 31 years ago.