Queen Elizabeth’s waxwork gets new gown
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II’s Madame Tussauds waxwork gets a new dress to mark being the longest-serving monarch.
The British royal’s replica – which features the gown she wore in 2012 for her official Diamond Jubilee photographs – was created by four workers from Tussauds’ in-house team, who spent 150 hours sewing 53,000 Swarovski crystals on to the white and silver lace dress.
A spokesman for the London waxworks said: “The Queen is our most modelled likeness. It started when she was a little girl and was modelled on a rocking horse.”
On Wednesday (09.09.15) Queen Elizabeth precedes the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria who reigned for 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes, according to Buckingham Palace.
The Madame Tussauds representative shared that the wax model represents the relationship between the museum and the Queen.
They continued: “It’s all part of the celebrations marking Madame Tussauds’ relationships with Her Majesty the Queen as she becomes the longest-reigning monarch.”
As well as the new dress, visitors will also notice a blue Order of the Garter sash and star and on its head is a replica of the diamond George IV state Diadem.