The Queen is now available as a Barbie


Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 96th birthday on April 21, 2022.

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 96th birthday on April 21, 2022. Image: dpa / Joe Giddens

Probably the most unusual gift Queen Elizabeth received from the toy manufacturer Mattel: On the occasion of her 96th birthday and her 70th anniversary of the throne in June, there is now the Queen Barbie. On February 6, 1952, the monarch ascended the British throne. This makes her the longest-reigning head of state in the world. She is also the first British monarch to celebrate her platinum jubilee. For comparison: Queen Victoria ruled the British Empire for 64 years in the 19th century.

Queen Barbie: This meaning has her clothes

The doll wears a signature ivory dress with matching white gloves, a sash with medals, and a tiara. Her headdress is inspired by Queen Mary’s so-called fringed tiara, which the Queen wore at her wedding.

The Queen Barbie in front of the real Queen's home, Buckingham Palace.

The Queen Barbie in front of the real Queen’s home, Buckingham Palace.zero / Petra Rajnicova

Attached to the Queen Barbie’s blue sash are two small medallions inspired by actual family orders. Elizabeth received the pink ribbon from her father, George IV, and the blue ribbon from her grandfather, George V. The silver brooch attached to the doll’s dress represents the Garter Star Brooch. The Order of the Garter is the highest and most exclusive award in the United Kingdom.

On official occasions, the Queen often wears a white gown with gloves and a blue sash, as seen here when she met US President George W. Bush in 2007.

On official occasions, the Queen often wears a white gown with gloves and a blue sash, as seen here when she met US President George W. Bush in 2007. Image: imago stock&people / ZUMA Wire

The Queen Barbie was available for $75. As expected, the Barbie, which was available at Mattel, Amazon and the US supermarket chains Walmart and Target, sold out after a very short time. The Queen Barbie is part of the Barbie Tribute Series, launched in 2021. Last year, American comedian Lucille Ball from the cult sitcom “I Love Lucy” was the first Barbie to be honored with her own Barbie.

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