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Shannen Findlay

Royal fail! $110 dolls of Duchess Kate and royal children go viral for all the wrong reasons

Royal fail! $110 dolls of Duchess Kate and royal children go viral for all the wrong reasons

An expensive set of dolls of a few members of the Cambridge family has gone viral after one disturbed shopper called them the “stuff of nightmares".

Amelia Perrin took to Twitter to share the 15cm figurines at the UK retail chain TK Maxx after spotting the terrifying royal “lookalikes".

The dolls were made to replicate the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte from their 2015 official Christmas card – although they notably decided to leave Prince William out.

Prince Louis is also a noticeably missing from the strange figurine pack, however, the one-year-old had not been welcomed to the world yet at the time of production.

Ms Perrin shared freakishly horrifying images of what is supposed to be the royal family, noting the hefty AU$110 price tag.

“Sometimes TK Maxx out-TK Maxxes itself. £60. Arguably the worst thing I’ve ever laid eyes upon,” she wrote.

The piece that has shocked many was created by a tableware and collectables brand, Royal Doulton – which surprisingly enough, is selling for AU$435 on its website.

“Crafted in exquisite fine bone china, Royal Doulton figurines are beautifully handmade and hand-decorated by skilled ceramic artists,” the website description read. 

“The fun-loving spirit and happy personalities of the royal family is portrayed in the figure, Young Royals.

“Sculptor Neil Welch has created this limited edition of 1000, inspired by a photograph of HRH the Duchess of Cambridge, playing in the garden with her children, their Royal Highnesses Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.

“This moment in time taken at their family home at Kensington Palace, reflecting the informality of precious family time the three share.”

However, horrified Twitter users reacted to the figurines, one writing: “Their faces are in reverse order of age!”

Others joked about the expensive collectable, with one user commenting: “This is a relatively flattering statuette of you with some random children, would I pay £60 for this of me, the answer is yes I would.”

Picture: Reuters/Chris JelfSource:Reuters