Legoland have opened a new exhibition to add to their collection of displays – by creating the Royal Family ready for a day at Royal Ascot.
There is already a creation of Buckingham Palace with members of the Royals standing on the balcony, and crowds at the gates, but with the help from milliner Rachel Trevor Morgan, the Royal women have had a makeover to be ready for the races at Royal Ascot.
The Queen, along with other women within the family, are often seen in Trevor-Morgan’s creations, and so she was happy to take on this project: ‘What’s not to love about it really?” she tells the Press Association. “I mean, it’s just been such fun. They are all made in exactly the same way that we might be making our hats in the work room.”
She did, however, call it her ‘most unusual commission yet’ – making hats for LEGO figures is not something the award-winning milliner does everyday!
Not too far from The Queen’s weekend residence at Windsor Castle, the display, which opened June 10th, shows The Queen, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Zara Tindall, and Carole Middleton, though we’re not too sure about the appearance of the Middleton matriarch on the Palace balcony any time soon!
The Queen is dressed in yellow with a simple straw hat number at the centre of the balcony, and Camilla is to her right in grey, wearing a wide-brimmed piece, and Kate to her left in royal blue, with an angled headpiece with bow; the other women stand in front of the Palace in a variety of colours and designs accessorising their outfits.
This isn’t the only time the Royals have been immortalised in LEGO; in 2011, Westminster Abbey, along with the congregation for the Royal Wedding were created in honour of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s nuptials.
The special ‘day at the races’ edition of Buckingham Palace will be open until Royal Ascot closes on 21st June.