Duchess Catherine and Prince William’s Wax Makeovers
Duchess Catherine and Prince William, meet your royal likenesses! In honor of the couple’s first wedding anniversary, Madame Tussauds museums in New York City, London, and Amsterdam unveiled wax statues of the pair. Kate holds court in New York in her lilac Alexander McQueen BAFTA dress in New York; she smiles in London in her infamous Issa look; and poses in Amsterdam in the black lace Temperley gown she wore on the eve of her 30th birthday. Later this month, Madame Tussauds in Blackpool, England will debut the Duchess in her beaded blush Jenny Packham gown. Click through the gallery for all the details, and visit madametussauds.com for visitor info.
— Caitlin Petreycik
In New York, Duchess Catherine wears the lilac Alexander McQueen gown she debuted at the BAFTAs, accessorized with a Jimmy Choo clutch, while Prince William stands by in a double-breasted, six-button suit by Gieves and Hawkes. While the royal couple didn’t pose for their wax likenesses, they were kept informed of every step of the process. The house of Alexander McQueen was informed of the replica, and gave its permission.
In London, the couple’s setting and poses were taken from their engagement announcement at St James's Palace. William stands with his hands clasped in front of him, next to Kate, in her famous royal blue Issa dress. Each figure cost $238,000 to make, and took a team of artists four months to create.