There may be nothing more romantic than a royal wedding. From Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly to Prince Charles and Lady Diana royal weddings are rich with nostalgia, steeped in tradition, and are lavish events that are the closest things to a real-life fairytale many will ever witness. The public loves a royal wedding as the marriage between Prince William and Kate Middleton attests, and with the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in May, excitement is gearing up for the royal nuptials. Though many view the upcoming event with anticipation, one woman from New Jersey, doll designer Shirley Corsey, is causing a stir. She’s selling a high-priced set of originally designed royal wedding dolls featuring Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, only the dolls look nothing like the royal couple and social media is not having it.
The memes are coming with a furious speed and the most noticeable problem with Corsey’s dolls is that Prince Harry has red hair, and his royal memorabilia is a brunette. Some have compared the dolls as being more akin to Lord Farquaad and Princess Fiona from Shrek rather than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
It was also pointed out that Prince Harry has sported a beard for quite some time and the doll’s face is cleanly shaven. Though in Corsey’s defense, it’s too early to tell if Prince Harry will shave for the wedding day, chances are high he’ll still have red hair.
Prince Harry has blue eyes and the doll’s eyes are brown. Though the hair and eye coloring for the Meghan Markle doll are correct, people are still expressing that the doll looks nothing like either of them.
You may see a photo of the royal couple dolls as they are currently being sold on eBay below.
So…. these Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dolls are really something hey? ? pic.twitter.com/CAIdl2tLx2
— Capital Liverpool (@capliverpool) January 17, 2018
— Matt (@OcarinaOfSlimez) January 18, 2018
— Grazia UK (@GraziaUK) January 18, 2018
While many of the comments on social media are not kind, most are simply confused as to how this happened. People are highlighting the many public figures the doll resembles (Paul McCartney in Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band) and emphasizing that the doll bears zero resemblance to Prince Harry.
The dolls cost $181/£131 and Corsey designed the dolls’ royal outfits. This has also sparked controversy as it is unlikely Prince Harry will wear anything similar to the outfit depicted.
What do you think? Would it be better to wait until after the wedding to make dolls that look like the royal couple?