Arguably the world’s most famous monarch has received a ‘Real Royal Welcome’ at Madame Tussauds in Britain’s favourite seaside town. Did you see the Queen in Blackpool when she arrived by coach in October 2021?
Did you See the Queen in Blackpool?
Her Majesty the Queen arrived by horse and carriage with Royal Livery guards, accompanied by the Royal Yorkshire Military Band. She prepared to take up residence in her new home at Madame Tussauds on Blackpool’s famous promenade.
Her arrival follows a very special makeover which tourists from across the UK will now all be eager to see!
HM Queen Elizabeth II is joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. They can be seen standing by her side alongside one of her beloved corgis; seated on an ornate bench. It’s perfect for capturing a picture with her Majesty.
The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, was just two years old when her figure was first immortalised. That was for Madame Tussauds London in 1928. Since then, a staggering 23 waxworks have been created, depicting Her Majesty at various stages throughout her life.
A second portrait was sculpted by John Theodore Tussaud (Madame Tussaud’s great-grandson) in 1930. Seated on a Shetland pony, the figure was created in 1930, and a great feature for many years. Madame Tussauds held sittings with Princess Elizabeth from 1928 right up until 2001.
See the Queen in Blackpool at Madame Tussauds
The new figure of HM The Queen replaces the 2012 figure created in celebration of the monarch’s Diamond Jubilee. That was when she first appeared in Madame Tussauds Blackpool.
The General Manager at Madame Tussauds Blackpool, said: “We’re thrilled to have the brand new figure of the Queen. She’s extremely popular here and a figure that visitors, young and old, always want to see during their visit.
“We’ve never had a character make such a dramatic entrance. But if such an extravaganza was to happen for anyone, of course it had to be for her Majesty!”
Featuring more than 80 famous faces, Madame Tussauds Blackpool gives you the chance to get up close and personal with your heroes. From sporting stars to TV favourites, movie icons, singing sensations and everything in between.
Read More: About Madame Tussauds Blackpool here
How to make a waxwork
It takes a team of 25 artists to work on one wax figure, spending a total of 800 hours collectively. This includes: 350 hours to sculpt the figure and 187 hours to insert a head of hair. Plus 30 hours to make a set of teeth.
The Queen is one of 2,000 wax figures on display around the world. Roughly 150kg of clay is used to sculpt each figure. That’s about 23 stone, the average weight of a tiger.
A team of the most skilled, artistic and passionate people around the world contribute to making the perfect wax figure. Attention to detail is key. Eyes are hand painted, with every tiny detail duplicated. Including using fine red silk threads as the veins in the whites of the eyes.
The costume department also works with some of the world’s most sought-after designers and stylists. This ensures that the figure is 100 percent right to ensure fans will love it. Celebrities even donate clothes from their personal wardrobes that they have previously worn to an event.
The Queen took up residence in the Royal quarter of Madame Tussauds Blackpool.
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