Tis’ the season of ugly Christmas jumpers, once we were embarrassed to be seen in them, now the sell out in seconds. The Royal Family is even getting on this bandwagon, or rather their wax replicas are.
One of London’s most popular tourist destinations, Madame Tussauds, is home to the waxwork figures who have been decked out in kitsch Christmas jumpers to bring awareness of the Save The Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day.
Save The Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day, which takes place on 16 December, encourages friends, family and co-workers to wear their favourite jumper and raise money for Save The Children.
Her Majesty The Queen is suitably dressed in a green jumper with her beloved corgi on the front, while her corgis scatter the set in their own matching jumpers, the Duke of Edinburgh has gone slightly more traditional in a burgundy nordic inspired sweater, the Duchess of Cornwall is in a Santa Claus (or possibly Mrs Claus) jumper with Prince Charles dressed as an elf. As for the younger members of the family, Prince Harry’s features a penguin and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as snuggled together to wear a jumper made for two, covered in all out favourite Christmas things.
The Duchess of Cambridge has even had an earring change from the pair worn during their engagement photographs to a red pair and Prince William is grasping a small wrapped package. Jewellery perhaps?
If the Christmas jumpers were not enough, Santa Claus himself is poised in front of the group holding out a selfie stick to capture the moment.
“Everybody loves the royals and everybody loves the corgis so for us it’s just been extremely important to have their contributions to the campaign,” said Helena Wiltshire, head of public relations for Save The Children
You can head on down to Madame Tussauds for the remainder of December to get a look at the festive display.