The Prince William celebrity doll was released in 2012 by Mattel as part of the “William and Catherine Royal Wedding” set with a Catherine Middleton bride doll to commemorate the royal couple’s first anniversary. The set is part of the Mattel Gold Label Barbie Collection and was designed by Robert Best and 22500 were produced worldwide.
From the box:
WILLIAM & CATHERINE
William and Catherine Royal Weddingâ„¢ Giftset is from the Gold Labelâ„¢ Collection of BarbieÂ® Collector.
Love reigned supreme when His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales, K.G. and Miss Catherine Middleton walked down the aisle to their fairytale wedding. Two billion people watched as the regal procession wound through the streets of London, delivering the couple to the wedding of the century. After the beautiful ceremony, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sealed the marriage with not one, but two kisses on the Buckingham Palace balcony. April 29,2011 –a magnificent day that will be remembered for years to come. Long live the future King and Queen, and may the royal couple live happily ever after!
The commemorative Royal Weddingâ„¢ Giftset includes exquisite portrait dolls of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.The Catherine doll wears an elegant, yet chic gown inspired by the original. A silvery halo tiara holds the tradition veil in place. No less elegant is Catherine’s handsome prince. William is dressed in the brilliant scarlet uniform of the Colonel of the Irish Guards, proudly decorated with sash and medals.
The Prince William doll wears a red Irish Guard uniform including replica medals, blue sashes, copper ribbon belt, and gold tassels. The pants are black with red satin stripes on the sides. The shoes are black plastic with, surprisingly for an expensive Gold Label doll, no socks. The clothes are only removable by cutting threads keeping the uniform in position.
The doll is fully articulated with the knees covered in removable braces to keep the legs straight in uniform. The set comes with black plastic stands and a Certificate of Authenticity.