Would You Buy a Kate Middleton Doll?
Yes, the Kate doll is cute, but do you want one in your home?
Kate Middleton has quickly become a fashion icon in the UK. Whatever she wears is sold out in minutes. The hat industry in Great Britain has been revived since Kate starting wearing fascinators.
Over here, while we like Kate and are intrigued over her marriage to Prince William, we’re not, as a whole “Kate Crazy.” The Franklin Mint is banking on us becoming seriously obsessed with Kate. They’ve come out with the Kate Middleton Royal Engagement Vinyl Portrait Doll ($195, franklinmint.com). She’s 16 inches high and wears the Issa blue dress that she wore for the royal engagement announcement. The likeness is pretty good.
However, the price is pretty steep. For 100 dollars more, you can buy the Kate Middleton Royal Wedding Doll. Of course they, like the rest of us have no idea what she’s going to wear, but you can buy and reserve your copy of the doll now. Franklin Mint states on their site that there are only 5,000 available worldwide. Some experts think that Franklin Mint’s number is misleading and they’ll create as many as they can sell.
Tell us: would you buy a Kate Middleton doll or are you going to pass on it?
PJ Gach is the Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.