Madame Tussauds Gives Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge A MakeoverBy: Val Powell - July 2, 2014
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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