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‘Nightmare’ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dolls go viral

Miniature models of royal couple ‘will probably murder you in your sleep’

“Nightmare” doll versions of Prince Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle, have got the thumbs down on social media.

The 18in-tall Harry and Meghan dolls, spotted for sale on Etsy four months before the full-sized version get married at Windsor Castle, apparently portray the royal bride and groom - but you’d be hard pressed to realise.

Most noticeably, “Prince Harry” sports a dark brown Beatles-style bowl cut rather than his familiar strawberry blond locks. In fact, the only thing the models have in common with the couple is that “the Prince Harry doll is clearly meant to be a man and the Meghan doll is a woman,” says The Cut.

The set, priced at £130.99 plus shipping, is described by their manufacturer as “adorable”, but the mini Harry and Meghan were greeted with horror and bemusement on Twitter:

The dolls are the work of New Jersey woman Shirley Corsey, who sells her historical-themed models on Etsy as HistoryWearz.

Her previous efforts, which include models of a Revolutionary War soldier and founding father Alexander Hamilton, have received rave reviews, with customers calling them “beautiful”. 

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