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.
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.