Miniature majesty! Barbie unveils a limited edition of the queen doll dressed in an ivory dress from the royal wardrobe to mark the Platinum Jubilee
- Mattel launches Barbie doll inspired by Queen to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee
- The doll resembles Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee portrait with blue ribbon
- Tiara is based on Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara who became famous on her wedding day
- Barbie is presented in a box inspired by the styles present at Buckingham Palace
Barbie is releasing a limited edition Queen doll to mark Her Majesty Platinum Jubilee.
American toy manufacturer Mattel, which makes the popular dolls, has unveiled a miniature figure of Her Majesty based on a portrait commissioned to mark her 60th year on the throne in 2012.
The Barbie, available from today, the Queenhis 96th birthday, depicts the Queen in an elegant ivory dress and blue ribbon adorned with decorations of order.
While Her Majesty celebrates 70 years of existence on the throne, Mattel has launched a limited edition Barbie doll inspired by the Queen
The Queen wore a similar outfit when she welcomed Donald and Melania Trump to Buckingham Palace in June 2019
Her tiara is based on Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara – famously worn by the monarch on her wedding day – while the miniature medals on her ribbons are inspired by the orders of the royal family.
The pink ribbon was given to The Queen by her father George VI, and the pale blue by her grandfather George V.
The silver brooch fastened under the scarf stands for the Garter Star Brooch, the insignia of the highest order of chivalry in the United Kingdom, the Order of the Garter.
The doll is part of Barbie’s Tribute Collection, which was launched last year to celebrate visions for her incredible contributions, influence and legacy as a pioneer.
Her tiara is based on Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara – famously worn by the monarch on her wedding day – while the miniature medals on her ribbons are inspired by the orders of the royal family
The Barbie is presented in a box inspired by the throne room at Buckingham Palace and printed with a badge commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s inauguration.
Historian and professor Kate Williams, author of ‘Our Queen Elizabeth’, said: ‘The government of Queen Elizabeth II has been an extraordinary influence, and holds a position held by a few women.
‘The longest reigning British monarch, and the first to reach a Platinum Jubilee, The Queen has dedicated herself to service and duty and has seen the world change immeasurably.
‘In 1952, when she came to the throne, women were not encouraged to work and politicians expressed doubts about a young female monarch – but she showed her wrong, proving herself an adept leader and diplomat.
Available on April 21 at select retailers, the doll is instantly recognizable as Her Majesty, wearing an elegant ivory dress and a blue ribbon adorned with decorations of order
The Barbie is presented in a box inspired by the throne room at Buckingham Palace and printed with a badge commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s throne inauguration
‘As Her Majesty celebrates this milestone, it’s wonderful to see an iconic brand like Barbie influence important historical female figures as leaders, creators and pioneers for new generations.’
Throughout the year, Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family will travel the country and attend a variety of events to mark the milestone, culminating in the Platinum Jubilee Weekend.
Buckingham Palace said the 2022 extended break will last from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June after the bank holiday of May – which would be on Monday 30 May – was resumed.
The four-day weekend will begin on Thursday with Trooping the Color, which is fully staged for the first time since the pandemic, and a Thanksgiving service for the Queen’s government will be held on Saturday in St Paul’s Cathedral.
The Royal Windsor Horse Show published this beautiful portrait of the Queen with two of her fallen ponies to mark her 96th birthday today
Mattel unveils limited edition Queen Barbie doll
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