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The Queen is reimagined as… a Barbie doll?!

by Victoria Howard

Two iconic female figures have been combined to bring a royal version of a favourite toy: The Queen and Barbie. The fun images were created by The Toy Zone, called the Lizzie doll after Elizabeth II herself. Barbie has had many roles and looks over the years, which have been reflected in these unique images.

During the Second World War, Princess Elizabeth was part of the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service), reaching the rank of Second Subaltern. The Toy Zone have shown the young Royal in her mechanic overalls uniform in 1945.

Princess Elizabeth is created as barbie in 1945, wearing her mechanic overalls

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In 1953, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place, the first to be televised. The iconic dress created by Norman Hartnell is a central feature of this barbie creation, along with St Edward’s Crown.

The dress was embroidered with “the emblems of all the Dominions of which she was now Queen,’ including the Welsh leek and English rose.

Perhaps one of the best ‘worst’ dresses Her Majesty has worn came in 1999, at the Royal Variety Performance. They yellow glittery dress featured a vibrant harlequin skirt when The Queen attended the show.

All the dolls are depicted with brown hair, belying The Queen’s grey locks which appeared in the 1990s.

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The Queen in a vibrant harlequin dress in 1999

The Order of the Thistle is Scotland’s highest order of chivalry, and of which The Queen is head. The deep green robes are incorporated into this 1987 version of The Queen/Lizzie doll.

We have a print of The Queen wearing this regalia in our store – see here.

The Queen ‘Lizzie’ doll wears the robes of the Scottish Order of the Thistle

A casual Queen is often seen in May, at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. This Lizzie doll picks up a 1988 appearance of the Monarch in an iconic headscarf and jodphurs.

Casual vibes from The Queen at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

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A more recent incarnation comes from 2016, when The Queen did a walkabout in Windsor, in a distinct pale green outfit. She was celebrating her 90th birthday.

You might notice, however, the brooch is the Jardine Star and not the Cullinan V as on the doll.

The Queen is reimagined as a barbie doll, from her 90th birthday in Windsor (The Toy Zone/i-images)

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