Credit: Thanks to a tip from Valerie of the Princess Diana Designer doll group
THE ROYAL BRIDES COLLECTION BY DeAGOSTINI
7 1/2 HIGH DOLLS PRESENTED IN A GIFT BOX.
A beautiful hand-crafted porcelain doll collection inspired by the world’s best loved royal brides and their stunning wedding gowns. THE Follwoing brides are: PRINCESS MAXIMA, CATHERINE THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE, PRINCESS ,MARGARET ROSE AND PRINCESS GRACE KELLY. Princess Diana , Queen Rania of Jordan, Queen Elizabeth.
They featured sparkling Tiara or Headdress. Exquisite Detailing. Delicate Bouquets. Intricate embroidery. Each doll wears an exquisite hand-finished wedding gown and veil with stunning embroidery and lace detail. The dolls in this collection are all 7 1/2 tall.
Released by De Agostini “The Royal Brides Doll Collection” was set to be a series comprising of 100, 7 1/2inch porcelain dolls each dressed as a royal bride from history, with it’s accompanying magazine costing $11.00 per issue. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge came first with issue one, followed by Princess Grace of Monaco, and Princess Diana came with issue number three.
If you subscribed to the magazine you received a specially commissioned Duchess of Cambridge doll, dressed in the in the stunning gown she wore on the evening of her wedding to Prince William.
You would also receive some free gifts for subscribing to the collection, these included a free binder to keep your magazines in, issue three of the magazine featuring Princess Diana, and six metal doll display stands, so you could display your dolls.
These dolls are discontiuned at the moment but the company is in the progress of reissuing them again at a later date. Starting with NO 1 which is Duchess Catherine. Currently you may find them Ebay for a fairly reasonable price. be aware the magazines are harder to find right now.
Here is a look at some of the dolls that I have been able to find photos of around the web.
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge
Diana, Princess of Wales
So far I have only been able to locate actual photos of Catherine, Diana, Margaret and Maxima online. Hopefully when they reissue the dolls Queen Elizabeth and Rania will be available.