William and Kate waxworks unveiled
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been immortalised as waxwork figures in the popular Madame Tussauds Museum in London.
The Tussauds artists worked from the iconic pose of the two at the announcement of their engagement, when Kate wore the now famous blue dress to match the stunning sapphire engagement ring- once Diana’s- that she had just been given by her prince.
There has been a continued relationship with the famous museum and the Royal family that goes back 180 years, when Madame Tussaud opened her first attraction in London featuring the figure of King William IV.
The Queen was first represented in 1928 when she was only two years old and since that time, a staggering 23 wax works have been created, depicting Her Majesty in various stages throughout her life.
The most recent waxwork of Elizabeth II was made in 2002 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee, but it has been agreed that The Queen’s model will receive a £150,000 makeover ahead of this year’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Other Royals currently on display are Prince Harry, Diana Princess of Wales and Prince Charles.
However, an ambassador of all things environmentally friendly, the Prince of Wales was Madame Tussauds’ first ever ‘carbon neutral’ figure, recycled from a 1989 likeness of His Royal Highness in 2007. The production process, solely by hand and in daylight, saw a new head created ‘naturally’ from clay and beeswax containing organic pigments. Additionally, all design materials were recycled and the busy sculptors were required to travel to and fro from meetings by bicycle.
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