Mattel has unveiled a Queen Elizabeth II Barbie doll, in honour of the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee.
The unveiling came as she celebrated her 96th birthday today, April 21st 2022.
Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-ruling monarch in British history, having ascended the throne on February 6th 1952.
According to Reuters, the doll will be sold in London stores Harrods, Selfridges and Hamleys ahead of official Platinum Jubilee celebrations in early June.
On its website, Mattel posted the following description:
“Barbie® celebrates the longest ruling monarch in British history, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, whose extraordinary reign has seen her lead with an immeasurable devotion to duty and a life of service. Reaching 70 years of service, Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. Inspired by one of The Queen’s most iconic looks, this collectible Barbie® doll is dressed in an elegant ivory gown and blue riband adorned with decorations of order. A stunning crown and matching accessories complete her regal ensemble. Featuring premium packaging that’s ideal for display, Queen Elizabeth II Barbie® doll makes a great gift for collectors. Doll cannot stand alone. Colors and decorations may vary.”