Queen Barbie: where to buy 2022 Elizabeth II Jubilee doll in the UK including John Lewis and Amazon - and cost

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The doll is part of Barbie’s Tribute Collection, launched last year to honour ‘visionary individuals’

Barbie has created an honorary doll in the Queen's image to mark her historic Platinum Jubilee.

The Queen Elizabeth II Barbie will be "immediately recognisable," with an ivory gown and a blue ribbon embellished with decorations of order ornaments.

Here is everything you need to know about it.

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What does the doll feature?

The doll also features a tiara modelled on Queen Mary’s fringe tiara, which the Queen wore on her own wedding day.

The doll's pink ribbon is modelled after one presented to the Queen by her father, George VI, and the pale blue ribbon after one given to her by her grandfather, George V.

The doll is part of Barbie's Tribute Collection, which was launched last year to honour "visionary individuals who have left an indelible mark on society."

It comes in a box inspired by the aesthetics of Buckingham Palace, with a 3D ornate die-cut border enclosing the figure and an inner panel depicting the throne and the royal room's crimson carpet.

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A spokesperson for Barbie said: “After her coronation in 1953, The Queen’s extraordinary reign has seen her lead with duty, humanitarian efforts and a life of public service, unifying the nation in celebration, reflection, and community.”

Barbie’s spokesperson added: “Since 1959, the Barbie brands purpose has been to inspire the limitless potential in every girl and remind them they can be anything. That message has never been more relevant than it is today.”

Why has it been released?

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Queen Elizabeth II’s barbie doll is being released to commemorate her 70 years on the throne.

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

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

While the Royal website says that the anniversary will be celebrated with events “throughout the year”, the celebrations for the historic Jubilee will culminate in a four day UK bank holiday weekend.

It was announced in 2021 by the Government that 2022 would see an extra bank holiday, from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June.

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A tweet from the official Royal Family Twitter account said: “The extended bank holiday weekend will see 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?

The doll has been released on the Queen’s 96th birthday, Thursday 21 April.

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 on Mattel’s website lists the doll at $75 (£57).

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