Madame Tussauds presents Camilla’s new wax figure
On the eve of the coronation of King Charles III. Madame Tussauds London unveiled a new wax figure of Camilla.
In the new setting of the famous Wax Museum, the Queen carries Consort, seated alongside Charles and flanked by William and Kate, for the annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace in December 2022.
The statue is adorned with some handcrafted replicas of royal jewels, including the Victorian-era sapphire necklace, a wedding gift from King George VI. from 1947, and the Belgian sapphire tiara, the diamond and sapphire tiara bought by Queen Elizabeth II in 1963 to accompany her father’s gift.
In fact, ten years after her coronation, the Queen decided to incorporate sapphires into a tiara. He bought a piece of jewelry that already had royal provenance: a 19th-century sapphire necklace that belonged to Princess Luise of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (nee Princess Luise of Belgium). Louise had a spending problem, to say the least.
Camilla’s look is completed with the royal blue sash and star of the Order of the Garter, the main British order of chivalry, the Art Deco engagement ring and the Queen Consort’s wedding band.
This is the London Museum’s second wax model dedicated to Camilla, following the model created for the then Duchess of Cornwall in 2007.
For Madame Tussauds in London, May 6 marks the eighth coronation in association with Buckingham Palace since the wax museum opened in 1835.