Wax figures of Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge are being debuted at Madame Tussauds on April 4, 2012 in London, England.
Depicted in the outfits they wore to their engagement announcement with the thenin her cornflower blue Issa dress and William sporting a purple tie, the wax representations are being unveiled in time for the young couple’s first wedding anniversary to take place by the end of this month.
Tussauds is already predicting that the pair rendered in wax will be the most popular wax figures on exhibit, even more so than Queen Elizabeth II!
In fact the royal couple was rendered in response to an “amazing demand” for them, according to Tussaud’s spokesman Stephen Mansfield.
It took a team of 30 workers four months to create each of the figures, sculpting and tinting the heads, painting in the eyes and grafting in the hair, one strand at a time, as well as styling their clothes and accessories.
Each head had to be initially modeled in clay, followed by the creation of a plaster mould that was used to pour in the wax to create a hollow effigy.
The wax museum claims that the Issa dress on Duchess Kate was especially made for the wax figure in the duchess’s measurements, while William has been dressed in an exact replica of the Gieves and Hawkes suit he wore for his engagement. Talk about accuracy!