Glorious World of British Royals

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

William & Kate’s Wedding Anniversary Commemorative Dolls Unveiled

With the much awaited first wedding anniversary of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge just around the corner, there is good news in the offing for doll collectors and British royal family admirers alike. 

Mattel Inc, the world renowned US manufacturers of Barbie dolls, have unveiled a special two-doll set to mark the first year anniversary of Prince William and Kate’s wedding that took place last year on 29th April at Westminster Abbey.

Commemorative two doll set to mark first wedding 
anniversary of Will & Kate. Image: Mattel
The exquisite figures form part of a limited collection by Mattel and have already been sold out in America. The two dolls are wearing costumes based on the royal couple’s wedding outfit.

Similar to the Irish Guards outfit sported by Prince William and Kate’s Sarah Burton designed gown. The dolls are encased inside a box set and retails at around £100. According to Mattel the dolls are more of a collector’s memorabilia rather than a toy.

Will & Kate Wedding Doll-Boxed
Limited Edition – Image: Stressedrach
Meanwhile in Britain, a commemorative Barbie version of the royal couple has already hit the shelves of the Hamleys toy store in London. The head buyer at Hamleys, Laura Olver believes the upcoming event will generate a lot of interest for the commemorative dolls. 

Olver disclosed "Straight after the engagement another manufacturer brought out a Catherine doll in the blue engagement dress which took us by surprise. We sold about 30 times more than we originally forecast we would sell of that doll."

Such has been the interest in Kate’s eye-catching engagement outfit that it was aped and spawned around. In-fact a number of high street shops that the Duchess of Cambridge visited have found to their delight, sales booming. 

In fact, there is no sign of Catherine’s popularity abating opines retail analyst, Isabel Cavell, going on to add "She (Kate) looks good in what she wears and shoppers want to buy in to that." 


Do Check Video: Will & Kate as Barbie Dolls

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