Madame Tussauds unveiled their new wax figures of the Queen in Blackpool today.
The figure of the Queen, 95, can be seen dressed in a pink blazer and dress suit and wearing her signature pearl earrings, necklace and a flower-encrusted brooch with a pearl in the center.
The waxwork was escorted along the promenade in a horse-drawn carriage as it made its way to Madame Tussauds today.
It replaces the original wax figure created to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, when it first appeared in Blackpool.
Madame Tussauds unveiled their new wax figures of the Queen in Blackpool today
The official unveiling ceremony began with a royal procession and a rendition of the national anthem, as visitors flocked to see the eerie statue of the royal.
The Queen’s original wax figure was first installed in Blackpool in 2012 to celebrate the Queen’s 60th reign and was given a £150,000 makeover.
While the monarch wasn’t sitting for the recreation, the royal sent her measurements and approvals for various aspects of the sculpture.
At the time, artists from the London attraction based the model on her official Diamond Jubilee portrait.
The wax figure was escorted along the promenade in a horse-drawn carriage as it made its way to Madame Tussauds today
The figure of the Queen, 95, can be seen dressed in a pink blazer and dress suit and with her signature pearl earrings, necklace and flower-encrusted brooch with a pearl in the center
The statue was the Queen’s 23rd wax figure since her first was created, depicting then-Princess Elizabeth as a two-year-old in 1928.
It was placed in the royal realm next to her now deceased husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Next year, the Queen will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, marking the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession on February 6, 1952.
The official unveiling ceremony kicked off with a royal procession and a rendition of the national anthem, as visitors flocked to see the eerie statue of the royal
The Queen’s original wax figure was first installed in Blackpool in 2012 to celebrate the Queen’s 60th reign and was given a £150,000 makeover (seen here)
According to reports, next year’s Platinum Jubilee pageant will be the “biggest ever held.”
The BBC recently reported that organizers say it will even be top events held in 1897 for Queen Victoria’s diamond milestone.
Nicholas Coleridge, president of the Victoria & Albert Museum, co-chair of the pageant, said 6,500 performers will take part in the final holiday in June.
The BBC predicts that the anniversary events – to mark the Queen’s 70th anniversary – could draw a global audience of one billion people, he added.
Royal makeover: A sculptor puts the finishing touches on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee waxwork, originally unveiled in 2012
LEFT: Wax figures of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Princess Anne (Princess Royal) and Prince Charles at Madame Tussauds pictured in 1952
Festivities over the extended Bank Holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June include the Trooping The Colour, an ‘amazing lunch’ led by the Lord Mayor of London, ‘the Queen lighting bonfires’ and a BBC concert , Mr. Coleridge said.
Speaking at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, Mr Coleridge focused on what the election – with a budget between £10 million and £15 million – will entail.
He said: ‘It will be the biggest ever put on, bigger we think even than that for Queen Victoria in .
‘That was quite big, this is bigger. 6,500 people will participate.’
Next year’s Platinum Jubilee pageant will be the ‘biggest ever held’, organizers say, even top events held in 1897 for Queen Victoria’s diamond milestone. Pictured: Queen Elizabeth II (second from left) with children on October 1 at the start of the official planting season for the Queen’s Green Canopy – part of the Platinum Jubilee initiative
Mr Coleridge said he hopes the election will “try to cheer the country up” after the Covid pandemic.
He added: ‘At the same time, and hugely important, we’re going to make sure the Jubilee stays in London, because it’s going to be a procession going through the parks, through Westminster, under Admiralty Arch, through the Mall. , past Buckingham Palace and up past Constitution Hill, it won’t face London.’
He continued: ‘We even have a giant map, which makes sure we have people from every part of our country and even from every part of the Commonwealth.
We will have people from all 54 Commonwealth countries taking part in this amazing parade.
“We’ve got all the creative industries in it – 17 different theater groups have signed up to play in it so far, we’ve got huge sculptures the size of four-story houses being dragged down the Mall, we’ve got a mystery celebrity singer that if I could saying, the whole “Team Jubilee” would be so mad at me that I would probably never be able to go to the office again.
“We have royals, we have golden carriages and at the heart of them, of course, we have the queen.”
Victoria & Albert Museum president Nicholas Coleridge (pictured left in 2019), who co-chairs the pageant, said 6,500 performers would take part in the final holiday in June [File photo]