Prince William and Duchess Kate unveiled at Madame Tussauds in D.C.
WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- In a room dedicated to American royalty, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are making their debut.
At Madame Tussauds wax museum, shining statues of Prince William and Duchess Kate will be on display through October. The models stand steps away from President Barck Obama and First Lady Michelle.
“When William and Kate came and did their state visit and they spoke with Barack and Michelle, it's almost like we've replicated that right here in our own oval office,” says Joanna Hobday, a spokeswoman for the museum.
Within the scene: accurate detail. Kate’s figure shows off a gown she wore two years ago.
“Kate’s dress is a replica of Alexander McQueen and we actually worked with the design house –the Alexander McQueen design house –to make the replica dress,” Hobday says.
Other members of the extended Royal Family have had their own displays in New York and in the U.K., but William and Kate are the first wax ambassadors to the District.
“It was thrilling!” says Lois Leinenveber, a tourist from Phoenix, Arizona. “Just to even see them was thrilling. It's a wonderful experience. “
Serious fans will notice one member of the royal family missing -- Prince George born just months ago in July. But even without the bundle of joy, Hobday says the museum will benefit from the popularity.
“The British Royalty is obviously as close to American's hearts as it is to us brits,” she says. “So we yeah we think there will be a lot of interest.”
Between the White House and the House of Windsor, tourists are snapping up the chance to model their excitement.