For hundreds of years, Madame Tussauds have offered the public the chance to get close and personal with wax models of their idols. Now, the infamous waxwork museum has updated their models of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge which were originally unveiled two years ago to mark the couple’s first wedding anniversary.
The original waxwork Royals were previously wearing the same outfits they announced their engagement in: Catherine in her navy Issa wrap dress, and William a dark suit and purple tie. The updated models are now wearing opulent evening wear. The museum artists have dressed The Duchess in another Issa gown, this time turquoise in colour, with a beaded neckline, and her husband is wearing an elegant black Gieves and Hawkes dinner suit.
Madame Tussauds’ marketing manager, Matthew Clarkson, said: “The Royal Family have always been the highlight of a visit for many guests to Madame Tussauds London and the young royal couple have been particularly popular since their launch two years ago. After two years in the attraction, it seemed the perfect time to give them a glamorous makeover.”
According to Tussauds, William and Catherine were kept constantly informed on the models development.
The company has a long-lasting relationship with the Royal family that goes back almost 200 years, when Madame Tussaud opened her first museum in London, featuring King William IV as one of her first features.
The figures, which are worth around £150,000, stand alongside other members of the royal family’s waxworks including The Queen, Prince of Wales and Prince Harry, with branches across the world also showcasing figures of the Royals.
Photos with thanks to Madame Tussauds