The highly collectible Barbie doll has been produced to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on 2nd June and joins Mattel’s Tribute Collection.
This year, in celebration of The Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee, the Barbie brand is recognising Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – the longest-ruling monarch in British history – with a Barbie doll made in her likeness.
Celebrating 70 years of service, Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. Mattel says that following her coronation in 1953, the Queen’s reign has seen her ‘lead with duty, humanitarian efforts and a life of public service, unifying the nation in celebration, reflection and community’.
The Queen Elizabeth II Barbie Doll comes in an elegant ivory gown and blue riband adorned with decorations of order. The tiara is based on Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara, famously worn by The Queen on her wedding day, and miniature medallions on ribbons inspired by the Royal Family Orders. The pink ribbon was given to The Queen by her father George VI, and the pale blue one by her grandfather George V.
The Queen Elizabeth II Barbie Doll is presented in a box inspired by the styles present in Buckingham Palace, made from a 3D ornate die-cut border which frames the doll, and an inner panel showing a throne and red carpeting inspired by the palace throne room. The box is printed with a crest-shaped logo and a badge commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne.
The doll joins the Barbie Tribute Collection, which launched last year. Each doll celebrates visionaries for their incredible contributions, societal impact and legacy as trailblazers.
The Queen Elizabeth II doll will be sold at Amazon, Harrods, Hamley’s, Selfridges & John Lewis from April 21st ahead of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on 2nd June 2022.