Mattel Unveils Limited Edition Queen Barbie Doll

Miniature majesty! Barbie unveils a limited-edition Queen doll wearing an ivory dress from the royal wardrobe to mark the platinum jubilee

  • Mattel Releases Queen-Inspired Barbie Doll To Celebrate Platinum Jubilee
  • Doll resembles Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee portrait wearing a blue ribbon
  • The tiara is based on Queen Mary’s fringed tiara, worn on her wedding day
  • Barbie comes in a box inspired by the styles seen at Buckingham Palace

Barbie is releasing a limited-edition Queen doll to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

American toymaker Mattel, which creates the popular dolls, unveiled a miniature figurine of Her Majesty based on a portrait commissioned to mark her 60 years on the throne in 2012.

The Barbie, which will be available from tomorrow, the day of the Queen’s 96th birthday, depicts the Queen in an elegant ivory dress and blue ribbon adorned with order decorations.

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 fringed tiara – worn by the monarch on her wedding day – while the miniature medallions on her ribbons are inspired by 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 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 doll is part of Barbie’s Tribute collection, which was launched last year to celebrate visionaries for their incredible contributions, impact and legacy as pioneers.

Her tiara is based on Queen Mary's fringed tiara, worn by the monarch on her wedding day, while the miniature medallions on her ribbons are inspired by royal family orders.

Her tiara is based on Queen Mary’s fringed tiara – worn by the monarch on her wedding day – while the miniature medallions on her ribbons are inspired by royal family orders.

The Barbie is presented in a box inspired by the Throne Room of 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: ‘The reign of Queen Elizabeth II had an extraordinary impact, holding a position few women hold.

“Britain’s longest reigning 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 ascended the throne, women were not encouraged to work and politicians expressed doubts about a young female monarch – but she showed them otherwise, proved herself to be a leader and a skillful diplomat.

Available at select retailers on April 21, the doll is instantly recognizable as Her Majesty, wearing an elegant ivory robe and blue ribbon adorned with order decorations.

Available at select retailers on April 21, the doll is instantly recognizable as Her Majesty, wearing an elegant ivory robe and blue ribbon adorned with order decorations.

The Barbie is presented in a box inspired by Buckingham Palace's Throne Room and printed with a badge commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne

The Barbie is presented in a box inspired by Buckingham Palace’s Throne Room 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 the impact of important historical female figures as leaders, creators and pioneers with new generations.”

Throughout the year, Her Majesty and Members of the Royal Family will travel across the country to attend a series of events to mark this milestone, culminating in the Platinum Jubilee weekend.

Buckingham Palace said the 2022 extended break would run from Thursday June 2 to Sunday June 5 after the May bank holiday – which would have been Monday May 30 – was pushed back.

The four-day weekend will begin on 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 the cathedral Saint Paul on Saturday.

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