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William and Kate waxworks unveiled

Updated 1142 GMT (1942 HKT) April 4, 2012
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New wax figures of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge have been unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London. Getty Images
The wax models' poses are based on their appearance before the cameras at St James's Palace to announce their engagement in November 2010. AFP/Getty Images
"Kate" is wearing an exact replica of the Issa dress she wore, along with a copy of the sapphire and diamond engagement ring once worn by Prince William's mother, Diana. Getty Images
Wax figures of the couple are also going on display at Madame Tussauds in New York, Amsterdam and Blackpool, England. Each "Kate" will be shown in a different outfit. Getty Images
The New York "Kate" wears a replica of the lilac Alexander McQueen gown she wore to a BAFTA event in Los Angeles, during the royal couple's hugely popular tour of Canada and the U.S. Courtesy: Madame Tussauds
In the Amsterdam version, "Kate" wears a copy of the floor-length black lace Temperley London dress she wore to the premiere of the film "War Horse" in January. Courtesy: Madame Tussauds
The models took a team of artists four months to create -- at a cost of more than $230,000 each. Courtesy: Madame Tussauds
In London, the new figures will go on display alongside those of other members of the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. Getty Images
Prince William's waxwork replaces a "younger" version, which was unveiled alongside one of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, at the attraction in August 2005. AFP/Getty Images