Prince William and Kate Barbie dolls to hit the shelves

LONDON — Most newlyweds have to make do with photos to immortalise the moment they say “I do”. But Prince William and his wife Catherine will have their special day captured forever — in Barbie doll form.

By (AFP)

Published: Wed 15 Feb 2012, 10:01 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 10:50 AM

“Available in April timed to their one year wedding anniversary, the gift set features the two wearing outfits inspired by their regal wedding day attire,” said a spokesman for Barbie-maker Mattel.

The Catherine doll wears a miniature version of her Alexander McQueen-designed wedding gown and a radiant plastic smile.

William’s doll features his red military jacket and, rather generously, a full head of hair.

The second in line to the throne and his bride Kate Middleton married in a glittering London ceremony on April 29 last year, which was broadcast around the world.

Aimed at adult collectors, the Will and Kate dolls can be pre-ordered for £99.99 (120 euros, $157) for the pair.

The prince, 29, is currently on a deployment in the Falkland Islands as part of his role as a Royal Air Force search and rescue pilot, but still found time to send his 30-year-old wife a Valentine’s card and flowers.

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