The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge
and Duchess of Cambridge
are moving to New York on Wednesday.
Furthermore, they will be virtually shoulder-to-shoulder with Robert Pattinson
, Justin Timberlake
and Capt. Jack Sparrow, right in the heart of Times Square. And you can have your picture taken with them.
The auspicious occasion, to mark the royal couple
's upcoming first wedding anniversary
, is actually the unveiling of their wax figures at Madame Tussauds New York
, on 42nd Street.
And though the Duke and Duchess won't be at the ceremony in person, a Tussauds spokesperson says that they both have been actively involved in the preparation of their likenesses.
As for what they'll wear, Catherine's figure has been outfitted in an officially authorized replica of the full-length, Alexander McQueen
gown from last summer's BAFTA Brits to Watch
event, along with the Jimmy Choo platform sandals and clutch
. On her finger: a "painstakingly accurate" recreation of the sapphire and diamond engagement ring
that previously belonged
to Princess Diana
William wears a double-breasted, six button two-piece tuxedo especially tailored for Tussauds by Gieves & Hawkes.
"Madame Tussauds shares a close relationship with the British Royal Family dating back to William IV, who was King when the first attraction opened in London in 1835," says a release from the waxworks. "The current Queen
has been modeled by the attraction over 20 times and has given the studio team six personal sittings over the years."
In addition, William and Kate's likenesses will be enjoying permanent homes in the other Tussauds attractions around the map – and she wears a different outfit at each.
In the original Madame Tussauds London, it will be her blue Issa London engagement dress. Tussauds Amsterdam will feature the lace Temperley London number worn at the London premiere of War Horse
. And Tussauds Blackpool has her in the Jenny Packham from her appearance at the ARK Charity Dinner.