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Coins to mark Charlotte christening

The christening of Princess Charlotte will be marked by a range of commemorative coins issued by the Royal Mint.

The memorabilia will be available in silver, in keeping with the tradition of crossing a newborn baby's palm with silver to confer good health and prosperity, and also in gold to mark the royal celebration.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby daughter (inset, with Prince George) will be christened during a private ceremony in Norfolk.

Charlotte, who was born on May 2, will be baptised on July 5 by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at St Mary Magdalene Church on Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham estate.