With Queen Elizabeth, II‘s upcoming Diamond Jubilee celebration just around the corner, everyone in the UK is gearing up for the big event. The folks over at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum have decided that their was likeness of the Queen was in need of a little nip/tuck so it’s been undergoing at £150,000 facelift. The refreshed waxen tribute is set to be unveiled next week … in plenty of time for the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee celebration.
To mark 60 years on the throne the Queen’s Madame Tussauds waxwork is getting a £150,000 makeover. While the monarch did not sit for the recreation she did send over her measurements and approvals for different aspects of the sculpture. Artists at the London attraction have based the model on her official Diamond Jubilee portrait. The figure will go on public display in mid-May and will be the Queen’s 23rd waxwork since her first was created, which represented the then Princess Elizabeth as a two-year old in 1928. It will be placed in the Royal area alongside her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. New figures of her grandson Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge are due to be revealed on Wednesday.
Based on this early look at the statue, I’d say the folks at Madame Tussaud’s have done a great job. While some wax statues look too ridiculous for words (like THIS Justin Bieber statue), others like this Queen Elizabeth likeness really look fantastic. I can’t wait to see what the statue will look like when it is officially unveiled.