Continuing its 33-year history as a leader in high-quality collector dolls, The Ashton-Drake Galleries introduces the Meghan, Royal Romance Bride and Harry, Royal Romance Groom Collector’s Editions. Although it has only been two days since the wedding, customers can already view and pre-order the dolls online. The actual dolls were unveiled on Ashton-Drake’s website mere hours after the historic event took place.
Weeks leading up to the wedding, master doll artisans began the process of sculpting authentic likenesses of the couple. Crafted of fine bisque porcelain and painted by hand for lasting beauty, the dolls are impressively sized and created to scale. The finest fabrics were procured in advance so that as the wedding was being broadcast, seamstresses had everything they needed to design representations of the bride and groom’s attire.
“Everyone in the division was on site and working by 5:00 a.m. when William and Catherine were married, and we did the same thing the morning of May 19th. There was so much excitement and enthusiasm, it was a lot of fun to be part of it,” explained Ashton-Drake’s Vice President Karen Cox. “I’ll never forget the first sighting of Meghan in her wedding dress. So classic and elegant, she looked stunning walking up the steps of St. George’s Chapel as the adorable attendants held her long veil. Meghan and Harry captivated all of us with their fairy-tale wedding, and it’s that magic we want people to feel when they see our dolls.”
The Royal Romance dolls are available from Ashton-Drake for $159.99 each.