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Mattel Designs Barbie Queen Elizabeth II Doll

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It has been 70 years since Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne, marking the longest term of service by a British monarch. In honor of this historic achievement and Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, Mattel has released a special edition Barbie doll on April 21, the Queen’s 96th birthday.

Featuring an elegant white dress with a delicate floral print, a blue belt, silver jewelry and, of course, a glittering crown, the new Barbie reflects the majestic style of the monarch as well as her royal lineage. The dress, for example, recalls the clothes she wears in her official portraits, and the group of ribbons attached to the belt symbolizes the orders of the royal family. Likewise, the ornate headpiece is based on Queen Mary’s fringed tiara, which Queen Elizabeth wore on her wedding day. Plus, the doll comes with a collectible box that resembles the throne room at Buckingham Palace.

This stunning figure is the first Barbie doll inspired by a living royal. “For fans who wish to keep the doll in its box to preserve its collectible value, the packaging conveys the majesty and significance of the doll within. Inspired by Buckingham Palace, the packaging shows an allusion to the throne and red carpet inside the Palace Throne Room and features a crest logo and badge commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne,” Mattel said.

The doll retails for $75.99 but is currently sold out due to high demand. In the meantime, you can sign up for restock notifications through Target and Walmart.

Mattel has released a special Platinum Jubilee Queen Elizabeth II Barbie doll celebrating the monarch’s 70 years of service.

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