William and Kate get wax figures at 3 Madame Tussauds (Photos, Poll)
Kate Middleton, also known as Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, has finally made her Madame Tussauds wax museum debut.
On Wednesday, April 4, the company's New York, London and Amsterdam branches unveiled figures of her and her husband Prince William standing next to one another. The two married almost one year ago, on April 29, 2011. The duchess' figures wear three different dresses that are replicas of outfits she has worn in real life at public events.
The company had said last year that it planned to book a meeting between its sculptors and the duchess to create a figure for her. Each one costs about $200,000 and is molded and painted over the course of about four months.
In New York, the duchess' likeness is wearing a replica of the lilac Alexander McQueen gown that the duchess wore at a BAFTA gala that she attended with her husband during a summer 2011 visit to Los Angeles.
At the London museum, the couple's doppelgangers are dressed the same way the real pair appeared when they announced their engagement in November 2010. The duchess' figure don a replicas of a blue Issa London dress and. Her husband is wearing a navy Gieves and Hawkes suit.
In Amsterdam, the duchess' wax figure dons a replica of a blace lace Alice by Temperly London gown that she wore at last year's London premiere of Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated movie "War Horse." (See photos from the event.)
William's likeness, and figures of other members of the UK Royal Family, have been displayed at Madame Tussauds museums before. The ones of him that were unveiled on Wednesday are new, a spokesperson told OnTheRedCarpet.com, adding that the older figures will be placed in the museum's archive or moved to other branches.
See photos of the Royal couple's figures at Madame Tussauds in London, New York and Amsterdam. Which one of the pair's wax looks do you like best?