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Madame Tussauds Gives Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge A Makeover

    July 2, 2014
    Val Powell
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Two years after being added to Madame Tussauds, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been given a makeover.

When the wax figures of Prince William and Kate Middleton were first unveiled, the figures donned the outfits the couple wore when they were engaged. Now, the engagement outfits have been exchanged for evening wear.

The Duchess’ wax figure is now dressed in a full-length turquoise-colored silk jersey gown from Issa London. In her left hand is a beige clutch bag from LK Bennett. Right by her side is the Duke wearing a double-breasted dinner suit from Gieves and Hawkes.

The wax figures of the Duke and Duchess are displayed in the royal zone of Madame Tussauds, along with other members of The Royal Family including Prince Harry, the Prince of Wales, and the Queen.

The Duke and Dutchess get a makeover

Madame Tussauds marketing manager Matthew Clarkson said that the process of changing the attire takes a couple of months. “Their in-house stylist team look through a lot of research material and choose a suitable dress,” he said.

In addition, Madame Tussauds has also been working with The Royal Family to get their opinion on the revamp. “I am sure they will be thrilled to see the results,” Clarkson said.

Clarkson also said that The Royal Family, particularly the Duke and Duchess, are very popular among their visitors. After two years of being on display, the museum thought that it was time for a makeover.

The Duke and Dutchess before the makeover

Each wax figure costs £150,000 to make and about four months to finish. The museum also said that a new wax figure of Prince Harry will be arriving in September to join The Royal Family. As for Prince George, they said that he won’t be joining their display soon. “The current princes were made in their 20’s so we would wait until Prince George is a little older, and work with him on that,” Clarkson said.

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  • dr knght

    at the edge of the horizons after years, i’m glad that a very kind person with a sympathetic heart had somehow subconsciously fathomed the spirit beyond mere words and had remained kind even during the cold and the depths.

    now at the continuity of this journey — if the kind princess would wear a white overcoat then i’ll follow the path of st. raphael; if however she wears a simple symbolic necklace then i’ll be under solomon’s branching wings.

    more blessings to your family, prince william and your child prince george. if my path follows, then i may present to prince george a simple band of spheres in the future.

    — friend in spirit found in the cold
    (dr knght)