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Kate Middleton and Prince William Barbie dolls to hit the shelves

Most newlyweds have to make do with photos to immortalise the moment they say "I do". But the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will have their special day captured forever — in Barbie doll form.

The Barbie dolls of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their wedding day will retail for £99.99.
The Barbie dolls of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their wedding day will retail for £99.99.

LONDON // Most newlyweds have to make do with photos to immortalise the moment they say "I do". But Prince William and his wife Catherine will have their special day captured forever — in Barbie doll form.

"Available in April timed to their one year wedding anniversary, the gift set features the two wearing outfits inspired by their regal wedding day attire," said a spokesman for Mattel.

The Catherine doll wears a miniature version of her Alexander McQueen-designed wedding gown and a radiant plastic smile.

William's doll features his red military jacket and, rather generously, a full head of hair.

The second-in-line to the throne and his bride Kate Middleton married in a glittering London ceremony on April 29 last year, which was broadcast around the world.

Aimed at adult collectors, the Will and Kate dolls can be pre-ordered for £99.99 (Dh576) for the pair.

The prince, 29, is currently on a deployment in the Falkland Islands as part of his role as a Royal Air Force search and rescue pilot, but still found time to send his 30-year-old wife a Valentine's card and flowers.

The Duchess of Cambridge is stepping up her royal duties as part of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.