To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, toy company Mattel has unveiled a very special Barbie doll.
Revealed to the world on the Queen’s 96th birthday, the doll bears a recognizable likeness, wearing a long ivory brocade dress and blue ribbon adorned with order decorations.
A number of features are a nod to the special moments Her Majesty has seen during her 70 years on the throne. The doll wears a replica of the Queen’s fringed tiara, which she wore on her wedding day, while the pink ribbon mimics that given to the Queen by her father George VI. The pale blue mimics that of his grandfather George V.
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Like OKAY reports, the silver brooch pinned below the sash depicts the Garter Star brooch, the badge of the highest order of chivalry in the UK, the Order of the Garter.
The Queen Barbie doll is part of a special series from Mattel called the Barbie Tribute Collection, which the company says honors “visionary individuals with exceptional impact and legacy.”
No detail has been overlooked as even the case continues the royal theme. The box is inspired by styles seen at Buckingham Palace, including a red carpet inspired by the throne room.
A 3D ornate cutout border has also been made which frames the doll and an interior panel showing a throne.
The box is also printed with a crest logo and badge commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne.
Mattel wants to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
Celebrating 70 years of historic service, Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.
The limited edition doll can be purchased at Harrods, Hamleys, Selfridges, John Lewis and on Amazon.
Her Majesty was crowned in 1953, and this year sees a big celebration in her honor, including a four-day weekend of street parties and a concert at Buckingham Palace.
There will be a wealth of memorabilia to look for ahead of the Platinum Jubilee, including a commemorative £5 coin issued by the Royal Mint.
The coin, which costs £10 to buy and will not be in circulation, features an image of the Queen on horseback on one side and a design by artist John Bergdahl on the other.