Britain’s Queen Camilla immortalized in Barbie form


Barbie may not have won an Oscar, but she gained a new friend on Tuesday: Queen Camilla, immortalized as one of the iconic dolls.

Rani joked, “You’ve taken almost 50 years away (from me)… We should all have a Barbie.”

Camilla, 76, whose cancer-stricken husband King Charles III has currently stepped back from royal duties, was given the gift in recognition of her work as chair of the Women of the World (WOW) Foundation.

Latest and breaking news on NDTV

Photo courtesy: AFP

They were joined by Queen Mathilde of Belgium and Helen Mirren, the narrator of last year’s blockbuster “Barbie” starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.

The film, released last year, has been a box office success, but missed out on all but one of the nine Oscar nominations at last week’s Academy Awards.

Mirren, 78, won a best actress Oscar in 2007 for “The Queen,” in which she played the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Last week she even got her own Barbie doll, dressed just like her and complete with a miniature Oscar statuette.

Camilla’s doll was wearing a smaller version of her costume – a blue Fiona Claire dress, black cape by Amanda Wakeley and Eliot Jade black shoes.

It was presented to her on the WOW Girls Festival Bus, which has toured the country to promote gender equality and made a final stop at the royal family’s Buckingham Palace residence in central London.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)