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Queen Camilla gets own Barbie doll and jokes ‘it has taken 50 years off her life’

Queen Camilla has been immortalised in plastic with her own Barbie doll, as she joked the toy made her look 50 years younger.

The doll was dressed in a scaled-down version of the same outfit the Queen was wearing during an event at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday: a blue Fiona Clare frock with an Amanda Wakeley black cape and Eliot Zed black boots.

Her hair was also closely replicated on the Barbie as was the jewellery which included gold earrings, a blue and gold bracelet and a broach on her cape.

Pic: Paul Grover/The Telegraph/PA
Image: Pic: Paul Grover/The Telegraph/PA

“You’ve taken about 50 years off my life – we should all have a Barbie,” Camilla said as she was presented with the miniature version of herself.

The one-off doll was created in recognition of her work supporting the Women Of The World (WOW) Foundation, a charity that looks at obstacles facing women across the globe.

The 76-year-old royal was handed the doll while on board the charity’s WOW girls festival bus which made its final stop on a tour of the country at the palace where the Queen toured it with Mathilde, Queen of Belgium, and the Duchess of Gloucester.

As president of the foundation, Camilla gave a speech at the event, recounting the story of two suffragettes who broke palace windows with stones in May 1914.

The stones were then kept on the orders of Queen Mary, the wife of King George V – King Charles’ great-grandfather.

Queen Camilla (centre), President of Women of the World (WOW), is presented with a Barbie doll, dressed in her outfit, in recognition of her work supporting WoW.
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Image: Pic: Paul Grover/The Telegraph/PA
Queen Camilla, President of Women of the World (WOW), speaks to Dame Helen Mirren (left) during a reception to celebrate International Women's Day and mark the end of the WOW Girls Festival Bus tour, at Buckingham Palace, London. Picture date: Tuesday March 12, 2024. PA Photo. See PA story ROYAL Camilla. Photo credit should read: Paul Grover/The Telegraph/PA Wire
Image: Queen Camilla speaks to Dame Helen Mirren. Pic: Paul Grover/The Telegraph/PA

“In 1914, I believe, they represented hope to the women who threw them, hope that, in the future, they would not be victims of their history, nor of the social and economic forces that were ranged against gender equality,” the Queen said after holding up the stones.

“Above all, they represented the hope that it was possible, as Christabel Pankhurst (daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst) said, ‘to make this world a better place for women’.”

Stones thrown at Buckingham Palace windows by the Suffragettes on display during a reception attended by Queen Camilla.
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Image: Stones thrown at Buckingham Palace windows by the suffragettes in 1914. Pic: PA

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Queen Camilla, President of Women of the World (WOW), speaks during a reception to celebrate International Women's Day and mark the end of the WOW Girls Festival Bus tour, at Buckingham Palace, London. Picture date: Tuesday March 12, 2024. PA Photo. See PA story ROYAL Camilla. Photo credit should read: Paul Grover/The Telegraph/PA Wire
Image: Pic: Paul Grover/The Telegraph/PA

She added: “Today, 110 years later, you have been invited into Buckingham Palace because you too represent hope for women in the present and in the future.”

Also at the event was actress Dame Helen Mirren, who received her own doll after being chosen as a UK Barbie role model by the toy’s maker, Mattel, for International Women’s Day on 8 March.

Her doll recreates the outfit Dame Helen wore at Cannes last year: a cornflower blue gown by Del Core, and jewellery by Bulgari, along with blue hair and a fan.

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Dame Helen Mirren gets a Barbie

It is also clutching a miniature Oscar statue, in recognition of the actress’s 2007 Academy Awards win for her role in The Queen.

Spice Girl Mel B and former Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes were also recognised as some of the nation’s leading women and attended the event alongside schoolgirls and others who have contributed to the promotion of women and girls.

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