Miniature majesty! Barbie unveils limited edition Queen doll dressed in an ivory gown from the royal wardrobe to mark the Platinum Jubilee
- Mattel to launch Barbie doll inspired by Queen to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee
- The doll resembles Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee portrait wearing blue riband
- Tiara is based on Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara famously worn on her wedding day
- Barbie is presented in a box inspired by the styles present in Buckingham Palace
Barbie is releasing a limited edition Queen doll to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
US toy manufacturer Mattel, which creates the popular dolls, has unveiled a miniature figure of Her Majesty based off a portrait commissioned to mark her 60th year on the throne in 2012.
The Barbie, which will be available from tomorrow, the Queen‘s 96th birthday, depicts the Queen in an elegant ivory gown and blue riband adorned with decorations of order.
As Her Majesty celebrates 70-years on the throne, Mattel has launched a limited-edition Barbie doll inspired by the Queen
Her tiara is based on Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara – famously worn by the monarch on her wedding day – while the miniature medallions on her ribbons are inspired by the Royal Family Orders.
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 pinned underneath the sash represents 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 launched last year to celebrate visionaries for their incredible contributions, impact and legacy as trailblazers.
Her tiara is based on Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara – famously worn by the monarch on her wedding day – while the miniature medallions on her ribbons are inspired by the Royal Family Orders
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 accession to the throne.
Historian and Professor Kate Williams, author of ‘Our Queen Elizabeth’ said: ‘Queen Elizabeth II’s reign has been one of extraordinary impact, holding a position that few women have.
‘The longest reigning British monarch, and the first to reach a Platinum Jubilee, The Queen has dedicated herself to service and duty and 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 them wrong, proved herself an adept leader and diplomat.
A vailable from select retailers on April 21st, the doll is instantly recognisable as Her Majesty, wearing an elegant ivory gown and blue riband 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 accession to the throne
‘As Her Majesty celebrates this milestone jubilee it is wonderful to see an iconic brand like Barbie share important historical female figures impact as leaders, creators and pioneers to new generations’.
Throughout the year, Her Majesty and members of the royal family will travel around the country attending a range of events to mark the milestone, culminating with the Platinum Jubilee Weekend.
Buckingham Palace said 2022’s extended break will run from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5 after the May bank holiday – which would have been on Monday, May 30 – was pushed back.
The four-day weekend will begin on the Thursday with Trooping the Colour, which will be staged in full for the first time since the pandemic, and a service of thanksgiving for the Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on the Saturday.