Ah, a Royal Wedding! As the day gets closer for Prince William and Miss Catherine “Kate” Middleton, the buzz about their wedding is growing. I know there will be plenty of Royal Wedding memorabilia and there will be dolls to mark the occasion, for sure!
On November 16, 2010 the world watched as Catherine “Kate” Middleton stood beside her beloved Prince William as they announced their engagement. The limited-edition Kate Middleton doll offers a spectacular portrait of Miss Middleton on that historic occasion, capturing the beauty, grace and fashion essence of England’s future princess. This exquisite Kate Middleton fashion doll is available exclusively from The Ashton-Drake Galleries to commemorate the Prince William and Kate Middleton engagement in a romantic and unforgettable way. Exquisitely crafted in fine porcelain and hand-painted, this true-to-life portrait of Kate Middleton is 16 inches tall and fully poseable. She wears an adaptation of Miss Middleton’s royal blue designer engagement dress. Her jewelry includes replicas of Kate’s “jeweled” necklace, and the replica sapphire-and-diamond engagement ring, first made famous by Princess Diana, accented with sparkling faux jewels on the doll’s left hand! What’s more, the cream-colored engagement dress worn by Miss Middleton in the couple’s official engagement portrait comes with the doll, too.
Priced for the true collector at $149, the Kate Middleton doll is gorgeous. If you are a Royal fan with a smaller budget, there is the Kate Middleton, The Future Princess Figurine which is only $29.99 or better yet, William & Kate Paper Dolls: To Commemorate the Marriage of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton, 29th April 2011 are only $6.99 from Borders or Amazon.
And the Royal Wedding dolls are sure to follow. It looks like Ashton Drake already has a Princess Catherine figurine and a Princess Catherine Royal Wedding Doll in the works.
I would speculate that other doll manufacturers are going to follow suit – like Barbie, Tonner, and others. What do you think? Do you have Royal Fever yet?