The Royal A-Team are currently featured in Madame Tussaud’s Wax museum in London. The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William, and Prince Harry are all on display. For the most part, we think the wax look a likes aren’t too shabby.
Here is the Queen and Prince Philip:
There is also a waxwork statue of Princess Diana, which can partially be seen in the foreground of this shot:
We are intrigued to see if a wax model of Kate will be unveiled at Madame Tussauds in the next year or so. In December of 2011, there was some coverage on this idea and the museum went so far as to announce that they would be requesting sittings with Kate after the wedding. It generally takes about four months to complete a waxwork statue and they predicted it would take as long for Kate’s.
As for what the Kate waxwork will be wearing, that is up for discussion! It could be replica of her wedding dress, or an outfit that Kate donates herself. According to Metro in the UK, a spokeswoman for Madame Tussauds said: ‘It depends on what she wants and whether she can donate clothing. I imagine the sculptors will probably go to her and the sitting normally takes a couple of hours.’
To see how Kate’s model would be handled, we could look to past Royal brides. After her wedding to Prince Edward, a waxwork of Sophie, Countess of Wessex was unveiled in a replica of her wedding dress. This could be the route that they take with Kate, though it would be very expensive to create a passable replica of the dress. So far none of the replicas out there quite do it justice.
Psst…that doesn’t really look like Edward at all, does it? Not bad of Sophie!
The waxwork Sophie has also worn evening attire:
Does anyone want to wager a guess as to when Kate’s model will be unveiled? Her first portrait will also be an exciting thing. No doubt the National Portrait Gallery will want a portrait of their newest patron!