The Kate Middleton celebrity doll was released in 2012 by Mattel as part of the “William and Catherine Royal Wedding” set with a Prince William groom doll to commemorate the royal couple’s first anniversary. The set is part of the Mattel Barbie Gold Label Collection and was designed by Robert Best.
From the box:
WILLIAM & CATHERINE
William and Catherine Royal Wedding™ Giftset is from the Gold Label™ Collection of Barbie® 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 Wedding™ 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 Catherine doll is dressed in a replica of the Sarah Burton designed bridal gown the Duchess of Cambridge wore at her wedding to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, on April 29, 2011. The wedding dress is adorned with lace and pearl buttons and is fully removable with snap closures. There is a separate slip and bustle. Off white seamed pantyhose with matching plastic high heels are under the dress. On the head is a lace trimmed tulle veil with a silver faux diamond encrusted tiara covering the long brunette hair.
Accessories include faux diamond dangling earrings, A plastic version of Princess Diana’s sapphire engagement ring, a bouquet of silk white lilies.
The dolls arms and legs are straight and stiff and the face has painted Kate Middleton dimples and makeup on a standard Barbie head. The set comes with black plastic stands and a Certificate of Authenticity.