Queen Elizabeth II to get Madame Tussauds makeover

In this undated photo, a sculptor puts the finishing touches to the new wax figure of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, which will portray the monarch as she appeared in the official Jubilee portrait photograph released in December 2011.
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(CBS/AP) LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II is getting a makeover for her Diamond Jubilee - at Madame Tussauds.

The wax museum says it will unveil a new replica of the monarch in May, to mark her 60 years on the British throne.

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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.

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