Waxwork Queen getting Diamond Jubilee makeover
Undated photo provided on Wednesday March 28, 2012, by Madame Tussauds, showing a sculptor putting the finishing touches to the new wax figure of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II which will portray Her Majesty as she appeared in the official Jubilee portrait photograph released in December 2011. (AP Photo / Madame Tussauds)
Published Wednesday, March 28, 2012 11:50AM EDT
LONDON - The Queen is getting a makeover for her Diamond Jubilee -- at Madame Tussauds.
The museum says it will unveil a new wax figure of the monarch in May.
The new work is the 23rd waxwork of Elizabeth since she first appeared at the London attraction in 1928 as a two-year-old. It is modelled after her official jubilee portrait photograph.
Madame Tussauds said Wednesday that while the Queen did not sit for this latest wax figure, the monarch is very involved and has sent over measurements and approvals for different aspects of the sculpture.
The new figure will replace the current sculpture created in 2001.
It will be placed alongside her husband, Prince Philip.