The Queen gets a Barbie for her birthday
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has received a very special present on her 96th birthday (Image: Mattel/Cover Images)
Mattel has created a limited edition Barbie of Queen Elizabeth to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee year, which marks her 70 years on the throne.
The collectible doll has been released on the Queen's 96th birthday - which is actually April 21st - even though it's celebrated in June.
The website listing for the doll says: "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."
The doll's regal ensemble includes an elegant ivory gown and blue riband adorned with decorations of order and of course a stunning crown and matching accessories.
(Images: Mattel/Cover Images)
The Barbie is sculpted to look like the Queen, though some Twitter fans think it looks more like Dame Helen Mirren, who played Queen Elizabeth II in the movie The Queen, which earned her an Academy Award.
Did you get Helen Mirren confused with the REAL Queen when you made this doll?— Bennie (@dearauntsc) April 21, 2022
And there's some extra requests too:
Does it come with a corgi?— Kish (@SousLeRadar) April 21, 2022
Got it! Thank you, Barbie! When can we expect our handsome Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh? Can’t have Barbie wo Ken 😍 pic.twitter.com/bjmnBNTbWW— jen (@JenCarsonTaylor) April 21, 2022
If you were hoping to get your hands on one, bad news. The website listing shows the doll has already sold out, even with a purchase limit of 3 per customer.
We can bet the Queen got a few extra for her grandchildren right?
Anyway, Happy Birthday to the Queen and also thanks for the public holiday!
Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very happy 96th birthday today!— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 21, 2022
An inspiration to so many across the UK, the Commonwealth and the world, it’s particularly special to be celebrating in this #PlatinumJubilee year. pic.twitter.com/iWfyorcd8I