From the mid-1990s, Madame Alexander came out with an international series, depicting clothing from different countries, and this 8” Wendy is dressed as a Beefeater from England. With everyone following the British Royal family, this is a fun doll to add to a collection. The Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London, and Members of the Sovereign's Body Guard of the Yeoman Guard Extraordinary, popularly known as the Beefeaters, are ceremonial guardians of the Tower of London In principle they are responsible for looking after any prisoners in the Tower and safeguarding the British crown jewels. They have also conducted guided tours of the Tower since the Victorian era. All warders are retired from the armed forces of Commonwealth and must be former warrant officers with at least 22 years of service. They must also have been awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct medal.
In the usual Madame Alexander style, this doll’s outfit spares few details. The red uniform tunic is trimmed gold and black braiding with a pleated Tudor collar at the neck. Wendy also wears the Tudor bonnet embellished with red, white, and blue ribbons. The shoes are adorned with red, white and blue cockade ribbons and she dons red stockings. Her reddish-blonde hair is styled in a tight flip. She is in excellent condition, has never been played with and has always been in a smoke-free environment. She still has her original arm tag, Alexander Co. cards and box.
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