TODAY   |  December 24, 2010

William and Kate’s commemorative coin controversy

The royal mint unveiled a new coin marking the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Critics, however, claim it's not exactly a splitting image.

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>>> with the official kmemtive coin marking the engagement of prince william and cade mitt willton.

>> on one side there is an imagest queen. there is nothing wrong there. looks exactly like the queen. but check out the other side. this is the one that shows prince and kate. not exactly a spitting image of the future princess and william. you know, i would -- if i were kate -- apparently they sanctioned this. they said it was okay.

>> they say it went through a rigorous progress and both of them signed off. i heard they say she looks more plump than she does in real life . and he either looks like beavis or al gore .

>> wow! that's really good. i agree. but, you know, it is surprising. they don't look like either one of them. again, not flattering.

>> right. i guess if you're on money, it's hard to complain about anything, right?

>> apparently, yes. it lives forever. that's going to go on and on and on. in 200 years, they're going to think that's what kate middleton looked like.

>> welcome to public life .