First Look: Kate Middleton’s Wax Statue Debuts at New York’s Madame Tussauds
Take a peek at the new Kate Middleton statue at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York!
Back in February, we found out that Kate Middleton would be getting waxed (no, not like that!) at not on, not two, but four locations of the world-famous wax museum, Madame Tussauds. And hey, guess what? Debut day is here!
Today, Kate’s wax likeness will be unveiled at three of the four planned locations: New York, Amsterdam, and the original Tussauds location in London. The fourth statue will debut at Blackpool later in the month. Want a sneak peek of the New York statue? Here you go, courtesy of People!
Pretty good, isn’t it? All four of Kate’s statues will be wearing a different outfit; in the Big Apple, she’s donned the lilac Alexander McQueen number the real Duchess of Cambridge wore to last summer’s BAFTA gala in Los Angeles, complete with Jimmy Choo platform sandals and clutch—and, of course, a “painstakingly accurate” recreation of the sapphire and diamond engagement ring that previous belonged to Princess Diana. The Kate statue will join those of Prince William and the rest of the Royal Family; the wax Wills has been dressed up for the occasion in a double-breasted, six button two-piece tuxedo especially tailored for Madame Tussauds by Gieves & Hawkes.
Alas, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge won’t actually be at the unveiling here, though a Madame Tussauds spokesperson told People that they were both “very actively involved in the preparation of their likenesses.” According to a release from the museum, “Madam Tussauds shares a close relationship with the British Royal Family dating back to William IV, who was King when the first attraction opened in London in 1835. The current Queen has been modeled by the attraction over 20 times and has given the studio team six personal sittings over the years.”
So what will the wax Kate be wearing at the other Tussauds locations? In Amsterdam, she’ll sport the black lace Temperley gown she wore to the London premiere of War Horse; in Blackpool, it will be the blush-colored Jenny Packham dress from the ARK Charity Dinner; and at her home base in London, she’ll wear her famous blue Issa engagement dress (of course).
Happy wax day, Kate!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.