Prince George is going to be a big fan of a new special batch of 50p coins ordered by his great-grandmother The Queen.
Prince George’s beloved ‘gan-gan’ has reportedly commissioned limited edition 50p coins to be made featuring loveable fictional character Paddington to mark the marmalade-loving bear’s 60th anniversary.
60 years after the first Paddington Bear children’s book was released, The Sun reports that the iconic literary character will be celebrated on a series of coins similar to the range of special Beatrix Potter coins currently on sale from The Royal Mint.
No date has been confirmed for the launch of the limited edition Paddington coins ordered by the Queen, but each individual coin will reportedly set collectors back a cool £60 each, and can be purchased from The Royal Mint after they go on sale.
One member of the royal family who will be particularly looking forward to hopefully getting his hands on one of the special 50p coins will be young Prince George.
The four year old, who is currently in his very first year at school, is said to be a huge fan of the Paddington films according to his mum the Duchess of Cambridge.
The Duchess made the sweet revelation about her son’s favourite film whilst attending the BAFTAs with Prince William on February 18th.
‘Paddington is definitely up there, and so is Coco now’ the Duchess of Cambridge told Lee Unkrich, the director of the popular Disney animation Coco.
The Duchess of Cambridge had previously met some of the cast and crew from the second Paddington movie, when she attended a charity event at Paddington Station.
Only her second appearance following the surprise announcement of her third pregnancy, Kate delighted fans and onlookers by not only chatting away to ‘Paddington’, but also agreeing to a little dance with the loveable fictional character whilst William and Harry looked on.