Meghan Markle retains her cool poise, patted raven hair, and golden brown complexion as her waxwork was unveiled on Wednesday (9 May) at Madame Tussauds museum in London, 10 days ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry.
The wax figure which took six months to make at the entertainment company’s Acton studios in west London, wears a green P.A.R.O.S.H. dress like the one Markle wore on TV during her engagement interview with fiance Harry. It also features a replica of her diamond engagement ring, designed for her by Harry.
The wax figure of the grinning prince, originally created to mark his 30th birthday, has had a make-over with a new beard and he wears a suit with his signature concealed hand pose alongside his bride-to-be.
The couple’s waxworks will be accessible to the public the day before their wedding. Madame Tussauds is one of London’s most popular tourist attractions, with visitors queuing round the block to take selfies with wax figures of celebrities from royalty to Hollywood.
The public can touch the couple’s waxworks, as well as chose how they would like to “hang out with” the royals, Claire Treacy of Madame Tussauds London told Reuters.
The museum said visitors named Meghan or Harry would enjoy free entry on the day of the ceremony.
“Excitement ahead of the royal wedding is reaching fever pitch and we have been inundated with questions about when people can finally meet ‘Their Royal Likenesses’,” said Edward Fuller, general manager of Madame Tussauds.
Harry, 33, sixth-in-line to the throne, and Markle, 36, who starred in the US TV legal drama Suits, will marry in Windsor on 19 May.