Queen Elizabeth II gets her own Barbie to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

The doll is part of Barbie’s Tribute Collection, launched last year to honor “visionary figures”.

The Queen Elizabeth II Barbie will be “instantly recognizable” with an ivory dress and blue ribbon adorned with religious ornaments.

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Here’s everything you need to know about it.

What’s up with the doll?

The doll also features a tiara modeled after Queen Mary’s fringed tiara that the Queen wore on her own wedding day.

The doll’s pink ribbon is modeled after one given to the Queen by her father, George VI, and the light blue ribbon was given to her by her grandfather, George V.

The doll is part of Barbie’s Tribute Collection, which was launched last year to “honor visionary people who left an indelible mark on society.”

It comes in a box inspired by the Buckingham Palace aesthetic, with an ornate 3D die-cut rim embracing the figure and an inner wall representing the throne and crimson carpet of the royal room.

A spokesperson for Barbie said: “Following her coronation in 1953, the Queen pushed duty, humanitarian endeavors and a life of public service throughout her extraordinary reign, uniting the nation in celebration, reflection and community.”

The Barbie spokesperson added, “Since 1959, the purpose of the Barbie brand has been to awaken the limitless potential in every girl and to remind her that she can be anything. This message has never been more relevant than it is today.”

Why was it published?

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While Saturday 6 February was technically the date the Queen ascended the throne, it is also the anniversary of the death of her father, King George VI, and is therefore known as a date the Queen does not wish to celebrate.

Instead, the Platinum Jubilee will take place on Friday 3 June 2022, similar to the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilees, with the addition of the summer month offering a better chance of good weather.

A tweet from the Royal Family’s official Twitter account read: “The bank holiday long weekend will feature public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on the Queen’s 70 years of service.”

When is the doll available?

Where can I buy it?

Harrods, Hamleys, Selfridges, John Lewis and Amazon will all sell the doll.

UK pricing does not appear to have been confirmed at this time but a listing is pending Mattel website lists the doll at $75 (£57).