Wills, Kate on Souvenir Coin: 'Chunky,' 'Barely Recognizable'

Kate's got fat lip; prince looks like 'Elvis'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 23, 2010 9:58 AM CST
This undated combination photo released Thursday Dec. 23, 2010 by the Royal Mint shows both sides of a commemorative ?5 Alderney coin to mark Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement.   (AP Photo/The Royal Mint)

(Newser) – Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement is being commemorated with an official coin—but the engravings of the royal couple leave something to be desired, NPR reports.

  • “Maybe the task of designing the special £5 coin in a month made it difficult to capture Miss Middleton's beauty,” observes Sara Dixon somewhat tactfully at the Daily Express. “It seems that not everyone might recognize the bride-to-be.”

  • “In, perhaps, a clumsy attempt at flattery, Kate's upper lip appears to have been plumped beyond recognition,” the Daily Mail notes. And Will’s Adam's apple “appears to have been enlarged to match the size of his nose.”
  • The Daily Mirror calls the “dodgy depictions” “barely recognizable.” “Kate looks far chunkier and older,” writes Victoria Murphy, and Will has “what seems to be an Elvis Presley quiff.”

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