Queen Elizabeth Gets Her Own Barbie to Celebrate 96th Birthday and Platinum Jubilee

It's part of the Barbie Tribute Series, which launched last year with a doll honoring Lucille Ball

Queen Elizabeth II Barbie
Photo: Mattel

It's Queen Elizabeth as you've never seen her before.

In honor of her 96th birthday and Platinum Jubilee, celebrating a historic 70 years on the throne, the British monarch has been honored with a Barbie doll made in her likeness.

Inspired by one of her most iconic looks, the Queen Elizabeth II Barbie wears an elegant ivory gown and blue ribbon adorned with decorations of order. Her regal ensemble is completed with a stunning tiara — based on Queen Mary's Fringe Tiara, which Queen Elizabeth wore for her wedding to Prince Philip — and matching accessories.

Historian and Professor Kate Williams, author of Our Queen Elizabeth, said, "Queen Elizabeth II's reign has been one of extraordinary impact, holding a position that few women have. The longest-reigning British monarch, and the first to reach a Platinum Jubilee, The Queen has dedicated herself to service and duty and seen the world change immeasurably. In 1952, when she came to the throne, women were not encouraged to work and politicians expressed doubts about a young female monarch — but she showed them wrong, proved herself an adept leader and diplomat. As Her Majesty celebrates this milestone jubilee it is wonderful to see an iconic brand like Barbie share important historical female figures impact as leaders, creators and pioneers to new generations."

Queen Elizabeth II Barbie
Queen Elizabeth Barbie. Mattel

Barbie's Tribute Series launched last year, with the first doll in the collection paying tribute to iconic actress Lucille Ball, whose comedic genius and incredible business acumen cemented her as a television legend and a trailblazer for women in entertainment.

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The Queen Elizabeth Barbie ($75) will be available beginning Thursday on Amazon, Walmart, Target and Mattel.

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Buckingham Palace announced a weekend of celebrations (and an extended bank holiday!) spanning from June 2 until June 5 to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Events will include Trooping the Colour (the annual public festivities for the Queen's birthday), the lighting of Platinum Jubilee beacons, a service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral, the Derby at Epsom Downs, a live concert called "Platinum Party at the Palace," the Big Jubilee Lunch and the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

"The weekend will provide an opportunity for communities throughout the UK to come together to celebrate this historic milestone," they said.

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