The Queen Elizabeth II Barbie, has been released on the Queen’s 96th birthday on Thursday, and will be “instantly recognisable”, fitted with an elegant ivory gown and blue ribbon adorned with decorations of order.
It will also feature a tiara modelled on Queen Mary’s fringe tiara, which the Queen wore on her own wedding day.
The pink ribbon on the doll imitates one given to the Queen by her father George VI, and the pale blue imitates one from her grandfather George V.
The doll will be part of Barbie’s Tribute Collection, which was launched last year in celebration of “visionary individuals with an outstanding impact and legacy within society”.
It will be presented in a box inspired by the styles of Buckingham Palace, made from a 3D ornate die-cut border framing the figure, and an inner panel showing the throne and the red carpet of the throne room.
The doll will be on sale at Harrods, Hamley’s, Selfridges, John Lewis and also on Amazon.