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Her Majesty The Queen

Madame Tussauds held sittings with Her Majesty The Queen from 1928 right up until 2001

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  • Her Majesty The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, was just two years old when her figure was first immortalised in Madame Tussauds London in 1928. Since then, a staggering 23 waxworks have been created, depicting Her Majesty at various stages throughout her life
  • A second portrait was sculpted by John Theodore Tussaud (Madame Tussaud’s great-grandson) in 1930 and was seated on a Shetland pony
  • Madame Tussauds held sittings with HM The Queen from 1928 right up until 2001
  • It took a team of 25 artists to work on HM The Queen's figure, spending a total of 800 hours collectively. This includes: 350 hours to sculpt the figure, 187 hours to insert her head of hair and 30 hours to make her set of teeth
  • HM The Queen is sculpted with roughly 150kg of clay, equating to 23 stone, the average weight of a tiger

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Royal Timeline

  • Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II was born in Mayfair in 1926
  • She married Prince Philip of Greece in 1947
  • In 1952 she succeeds to the throne of Great Britain and the Commonwealth
  • 2012: The Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee marking 60 years on the throne. Madame Tussauds Blackpool unveils her figure to mark the celebrations. Opened the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
  • In 2022 HM The Queen celebrated her Platinum Jubilee