By Ninder Kaur
Madame Tussauds London marked Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history, by unveiling her lifelike wax figure wearing a refreshed recreation of her stunning Diamond Jubilee dress.
The expert wardrobe department has been hard at work on the dress for two months, a team of four spent a painstaking 150 hours sewing 53,000 new SWAROVSKI elements to the intricate white and silver lace gown. It is
finished with a blue silk sash adorned with Her Majesty¹s Garter Badge and topped off by a replica of the diamond and pearl George IV state Diadem.
The commemorative look replicates the official Diamond Jubilee portrait photograph released for The Queen¹s last major celebration as the British Monarch.
September 9 marks that Queen Elizabeth would
surpass her great-great-grandmother¹s long-standing reign of 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes to be exact.
Edward Fuller, General Manager at Madame Tussauds London, said: “We have had a close relationship with the Royal Family since Madame Tussauds first opened its doors in 1884, and their figures are tremendously popular with our visitors – we felt it important to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as she enters the history books as the longest reigning British Monarch.”
Guests will have the chance to join the Royal Family for a commemorative photograph honouring this significant achievement by our British Monarch.