Queen's waxwork gets a 150,000 makeover at Tussauds ahead of Diamond Jubilee celebrations
11:34 GMT, 29 March 2012
To mark 60 years on the throne the Queen's Madame Tussauds waxwork is getting a 150,000 makeover.
While the monarch did not sit for the recreation she did send over her measurements and approvals for different aspects of the sculpture.
Artists at the London attraction have based the model on her official Diamond Jubilee portrait.
Royal makeover: A sculptor gives the finishing touches to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee waxwork due to be unveiled mid-May
Mirror image: The waxwork is based on The Queen's official Diamond Jubilee portrait
The figure will go on public display in mid-May and will be the Queen's 23rd waxwork since her first was created, which represented the then Princess Elizabeth as a two-year old in 1928.
It will be placed in the Royal area alongside her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.
figures of her grandson Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge are
due to be revealed on Wednesday.
WAXWORKS OVER THE YEARS
LEFT: Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Princess Anne (Princess Royal) and Prince Charles waxworks at Madame Tussauds pictured in 1952
RIGHT: Queen Elizabeth II at Madame Tussauds in 1956
LEFT: Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II waxworks at Madame Tussauds in 1969
RIGHT: Queen Elizabeth II in 1977
LEFT: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Madame Tussaud's in 1985
RIGHT: The most recent waxwork of Queen Elizabeth II at Madame Tussaud's in 2002 to mark her Golden Jubilee