The Princess Bride – She’s a Real Doll. Want to Be A Barbie? Take Our Poll!

Well, she’s not really a Princess (technically she’s a Duchess) but thanks to the Barbie dream factory, Kate Middleton is officially a doll, as is her hubby, Prince William, aka Duke of Cambridge.  And they did a pretty good job. That’s kind of a relief, because we hate to name names, but there have been some portrait dolls made that are truly, well, royal disasters.

Given the opportunity, would you want a commemorative wedding doll made of you?  Take our poll! And check out images of Doll Duke and Duchess below.

 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's official dolls

Will and Kate's official dolls! Oh pardon me The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Duke and Duchess dolls get cutesy

 

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Zara Phillips (now Tindall) steals her sleeves from a Palm Springs Bride!

That Other Royal Wedding
Photo by Martin Rickett Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips emerging from the church after their wedding today.
The bouquet looks on the wintery side to us.  Of interest- the lack of ribbon wrapped stems. That trend has stuck for so long – could a high profile bride skipping the demure touch lead to a renaissance of bare stems?
On a fashion note, what our Royal brides have accomplished is the end the reign of strapless gowns.  Sleeves!  Love it! Zara’s sleeves look awfully familiar though, we’re going to have to do better at keeping those royal designer spies away from our Palm Springs brides!

Silk chiffon cap sleeves from a wedding last fall. Were there Royal spies?

Posh in Purple? The Queen in a Yellow Hat? Would you put money on it?

Apparently all sectors of the British economy are being boosted by Royal wedding fever: even the bookies are raking it in. Will Prince William be forced to wait at the altar due to excessive train fluffing? Will Carole Middleton (mother of the bride) chew gum? Will Prince Harry be too drunk to finish his speech?  Weigh the likelihood and shell out accordingly.

Will and Kate, should Grandmum wear yellow?

Her Majesty in a yellow hat. Will she repeat for the Royal Wedding?

All bets are on for royal wedding wagers

By Julien Girault (AFP) – 2 days ago

LONDON — British bookmakers are having a field day taking bets on every aspect of the royal wedding, from the first dance to the Queen’s hat — and Prince Philip nodding off during the ceremony.

Betting shops, an institution on every British high street, regularly offer “specials” on politics and reality television programmes alongside the usual sporting staples of football and horse racing.

And major chains wasted no time offering a vast range of odds on the wedding once Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement in November.

“If it’s not exciting enough for viewers at home, we’re giving them the chance of an additional thrill on the big day,” Ladbrokes betting chain spokesman Alex Donohue told AFP.

“We’re definitely reaching new customers. Lots of women are coming this time to bet on the colour of the Queen’s hat and who is going to be there. There are many men as well who usually don’t bet.”

Betting on the Queen’s hat is a regular Ascot races punt. Yellow is the 5-4 favourite for the wedding. Elsewhere in the headwear stakes, punters reckon Middleton will wear a traditional tiara.

But it’s not just the royals being bet on.

Purple is the 4-1 favourite colour for pop star guest Victoria Beckham’s dress.

ok…really? Yep, I just re-read the excerpt and we really are betting on what an ex-Spice Girl is wearing. Someone on high had better save us all, not just the Queen!

to place your bets (in the UK that is)  http://betting.ladbrokes.com/en/royal-wedding-bets