Queen Elizabeth has been done in wax at Madame Tussauds. Her Royal Highness's likeness was no easy feat, and it required a team of 20 more than four months to complete. Sculptor Steve Swales lead the large team, and he struggled to capture the Queen's facial expression. He ended up getting it right though.
Swales said, "It's quite difficult because when you're sculpting something you have the main features, the eyes, nose, mouth. And you can say they're difficult but really the difficult thing is linking them all together. The bits in between I think are the hardest to do."
The wax sculpture of Queen Elizabeth looks quite lifelike. At 150,000 pounds, Madame Tussauds got a nice figure for their money. The new likeness of Her Highness is in celebration of her diamond jubilee.
Interestingly, the Queen shares a room with the likes of Rihanna and Lady Gaga, and yet she is still the museum's most photographed likeness. Isn't that neat? Who would you want to take a picture with if you visited Madame Tussauds in London?
Liz Edwards said, "Our guests come from all over the world, and she is the most photographed wax figure, she is the person that people come and see. It's such an exciting year in London this year and we want to be part of that celebration."
What an exciting time. This latest wax figure of Queen Elizabeth is truly stunning. The sculpture got her posture and her expression just right.