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They have made them for virtually any celebrity there is, so naturally, Madame Tussauds has unveiled wax figures of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The figures are copied from a picture of the couple from St. James's Palace in 2010, when they announced their engagement. Ever since the event, fans have been requesting that figures be made.
Predicts Liz Edwards from Madame Tussauds, "Catherine has her own star quality so we are expecting a lot of people to come,” The BBC reports.
Each person’s figure cost £150,000 each and together they took four months to create, considering their hair had to be placed strand by strand to make it look as real as possible. A team of 30 people worked on getting their figures as close to looking like the royal couple as possible.
"It takes about five weeks to sculpt the head in clay, and the body takes about the same time,” said the man who sculpted the Duchess’ head, Louis Wiltshire.
The Huffington Post reports that the newest installment at Madame Tussauds in London adds to an original piece of Prince William. It’s also the first of three to get unveiled in different cities.
At Madame Tussaud's in Amsterdam, Middleton will be wearing the Temperly gown she wore to the War Horse premiere and in New York, she will be wearing her dress she wore to the BAFTA Brits to Watch event, which was Alexander McQueen.