Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 96th birthday on April 21, however that isn’t the one factor the Royal household and watchers can have a good time.
On the identical day, Mattel launched a limited-edition Queen Elizabeth Barbie doll in honor of Her Majesty’s reign as “the longest-serving British monarch, and the primary to have a good time a Platinum Jubilee.”
The Barbie’s field design was impressed by the well-known throne room of Buckingham Palace, full with a crest-like brand and badge to have a good time Elizabeth’s time on the throne.
Queen Elizabeth honored together with her personal Barbie
The monarch’s Barbie incorporates a duplicate of Queen Mary’s tiara and medallions impressed by Royal Household Orders. Elizabeth wore the Queen Mary tiara in her marriage ceremony to Prince Philip a few years in the past.
The doll’s intricate pink and blue ribbons will characteristic miniature portrait replicas of portraits of Her Majesty’s late father, King George VI, and her grandfather, George V.
The official Barbie Instagram account notes that “[Barbie] observes the landmark event with a doll within the Queen’s likeness, wearing a sublime ivory robe, blue riband with decorations of order, and a crown to finish her regal ensemble.”
The Mattel website has a list of the Queen Elizabeth II doll for gross sales for $75, however solely suggests a hyperlink to the place to purchase it. The Mattel Creations site says that the doll is offered out, however there could also be choices obtainable to buy the doll on Amazon, probably at a a lot steeper value.
Queen Elizabeth’s birthday celebrated throughout London
Per the official royal Instagram account, the Military celebrated the Queen’s birthday with occasions all through town of London on Thursday.
Occasions included a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park, music from the Band of the Scots Guards, and different gun salutes and musical tributes, together with a 62 gun salute at Tower Wharf.
At Windsor Citadel, the Band of the Coldstream Guards performed a model of Comfortable Birthday for onlookers to have a good time.
In one other publish, the Instagram account wished Her Majesty a contented birthday and shared a photograph of Queen Elizabeth when she was solely 2 years previous.
They shared some backstory in regards to the Queen, noting that she was the oldest daughter of The Duke and Duchess of York who was by no means anticipated to grow to be the Queen, as her father by no means anticipated to be King till her uncle King Edward VIII abdicated and the throne was handed to her father Albert, who grew to become King George VI.
Princess Elizabeth ascended the throne after her father’s passing in 1952, changing into the Queen of England at age 25.
Her 70 years on the throne is the primary time a monarch has reigned this lengthy in all of British historical past.