Four Kates for Madame Tussauds

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. Photo / AP
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. Photo / AP

The Duchess of Cambridge is to grace four separate branches of Madame Tussauds - each in a different frock.

Modelmakers have been working on the figures - which cost NZD$280,000 a time - for several months ahead of them being launched in April.

Staff have been working to prepare the figures for the first anniversary of her marriage to William.

She will take her place alongside the duke's figure at the London branch on April 4, wearing a copy of the blue Issa dress she wore when the couple announced their engagement.

The figure will also include a recreation of the engagement ring, which was once worn by the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

A figure to be placed in the Madame Tussauds exhibition in New York will portray her with a replica Alexander McQueen gown worn at a Bafta event, while in Amsterdam the model will be draped in a lace Alice Temperley number.

A further figure will be unveiled at the Blackpool branch of Tussauds wearing a Jenny Packham dress.

A spokeswoman for the attraction said: "Madame Tussauds enjoys a close relationship with the British royal family dating back to William IV who was monarch when the first attraction opened in London in 1835."

- AAP

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