(9 May 2018) Royal wedding fever has reached the world of waxworks – Meghan Markle has been cloned ahead of the big day.
Her doppelganger was unveiled on Wednesday at London’s Madame Tussauds.
Principle Sculptor Stephen Mansfield explains Markle didn’t sit for the wax figure, or send measurements.
“No, they’ve got quite a lot else on their mind, I think, at the moment, so we don’t mind that, but we’re able to make the figures as accurate using a lot of the techniques obviously we’ve picked up over the years, and using dimensions from some of the other members of the royal family that we have done sittings with – the Queen, for example, the Duchess of Cornwall, and using the right sort of photos and know-how, we can create a very accurate figure without necessarily meeting the person.”
Standing next to her fiance Prince Harry, the “Suits” star and soon to be member of the royal family is shown in the P.A.R.O.S.H. dress design Meghan wore for her engagement TV interview.
The dress sold out shortly after the interview was broadcast, but the Madame Tussauds team tracked one down.
The ring, however, is a replica – with some added bling.
Prince Harry’s waxwork has also had a wedding make-over on his original 2014 statue – like the real version, he’s now sporting a beard.
They stand together in front of a video wall that can show backgrounds like a wedding reception or honeymoon style beach.
The first chance to see both the Meghan and Prince Harry clones together will be Friday 18th May – the day before the wedding, when Madame Tussauds is hosting a stag and hen party night for royal fans.
Then Markle goes on general display from the morning of the royal wedding, Saturday 19th May at Madame Tussauds in London.
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