Barbie will release a Queen Elizabeth II doll to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee this summer.
The new Queen Barbie doll will wear an ivory dress, an embellished blue sash and a tiara inspired by one of the monarch’s most iconic outfits.
Queen Elizabeth will celebrate her 70th year on the throne on June 2, marking her time as the longest-serving monarch in British history.
The limited-edition Barbie doll is made as part of the toy brand’s Tribute Collection, which pays homage to famous and historical figures.
It will be completed with a tiara based on Queen Mary’s Tiara Fringe, which the Queen wore at her wedding to Prince Philip, and miniature medallions inspired by the Orders of the Royal Family.
The pink and blue ribbons on the doll will replicate those given to the Queen by her father George VI and her grandfather George V.
It will also be presented in a Buckingham Palace-inspired box, featuring a throne and red carpet inspired by the palace’s throne room, and will be imprinted with a shield-shaped logo and badge commemorating the anniversary of the ascension to the Buckingham Palace. Queen’s throne.
A spokesperson for Barbie said: “Following her coronation in 1953, the Queen’s reign has seen her lead with extraordinary duty, humanitarian efforts and a lifetime of public service, uniting the nation in celebration, reflection and community.”
To mark the Jubilee, a four-day bank holiday weekend will take place in the UK from June 2-5, as well as nationwide celebrations and initiatives.
A Barbie spokesperson added: “Since 1959, the purpose of the Barbie brand has been to inspire the limitless potential in every girl and remind them that they can be anything. That message has never been more relevant than it is today.”
The Queen Elizabeth II doll will be sold at Amazon, Harrods, Hamley’s, Selfridges and John Lewis from April 21 ahead of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on June 2.