British royal Prince Harry is to be honoured on his 21st birthday (15SEP05) next week with a commemorative GBP5 coin.

The silver disc will bear a relaxed image of the flame-haired prince based on shots by rock photographer GEORGE BODNAR, more used to snapping punk bands like The Clash.

But the veteran photographer admits Harry was the perfect model - unlike his older sibling Prince William who also had a coin produced for his 21st birthday in 2003.

Bodnar says, "I think William was more naive than Harry. Harry was very good when he was posing. He seemed more used to being photographed."

Ten thousand coins will be created at the Royal Mint in South Wales, and will feature the face of Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse.