Queen Elizabeth II to get Madame Tussauds makeover
Undated photo provided on Wednesday March 28, 2012, by Madame Tussauds, showing a sculptor putting the finishing touches to the new wax figure of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II which will portray Her Majesty as she appeared in the official Jubilee portrait photograph released in December 2011. Madame Tussauds London is marking The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations with the creation of the 23rd wax model portrait of the Queen which will be unveiled in time for the anniversary of her coronation on June 2, 1953. (AP Photo / Madame Tussauds) NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
The new work is the 23rd waxwork of the queen since she first appeared at the London attraction in 1928. It is modeled after her official Jubilee portrait photograph.
Madame Tussauds said Wednesday that while the 85-year-old monarch did not sit for this latest wax figure, she is very involved and has sent over measurements and approvals for different aspects of the sculpture.
The new figure will replace the current sculpture created in 2001. It will be placed alongside the wax replica of her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.