Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Waxworks- Madame Tussauds

April 4, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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New waxwork figures of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been revealed at Madame Tussauds in London this morning. The figures, which depict the moment that the royal couple announced their engagement, are the first in a series which portray the royal couple in their first year of marriage.

After seeing photographs of the waxworks I was stunned to see just how realistic the figures look. Every single detail of the couple has been catered to from Prince Williams and Kate’s height, their clothing, hair, jewellery and even stance.

Full length Will and Kate Waxwork

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Waxwork

Kate’s waxwork sees her wearing the navy blue dress which women across the country rushed out to buy and the sapphire engagement ring, which previously belonged to Princess Diane. Whilst Prince William is dressed in a suit and tie to match what he wore on the day their engagement was announced and true to form even includes his fading head of hair.

I think that the figures are a lovely way to celebrate the couple’s first wedding anniversary and are the perfect photo opportunity for royal enthusiasts who may never get the chance to meet them in person.

Kate and William waxwork finishing touch

Madame Tussauds artist putting finishing touches on waxwork

Wills and Kate will be on display alongside other royal waxworks including figures of The Queen, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Prince Harry and the late Princess Diana. It’s also been noted that a new waxwork of The Queen will be created to note her Diamond Jubilee in the summer.

I’m sure that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will bring lots of visitors to Madame Tussauds.  I’d like to go along and see them for myself as the craft work put into creating these waxworks is fantastic. I’m truly intrigued to find out how Madame Tussauds artists create such magnificent pieces.  So if you’re heading to London for the Easter break check out Madame Tussauds– an indoor activity which is a great option if the weather doesn’t perk up.

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Gulliver’s Kingdom world record jelly eating competition.

August 12, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Robert Greenwood Gullivers Kingdom

Robert- Champion jelly eater!

My son Robert, who now lives in Italy with his own family whilst successfully running Sovrana (Bath-Knight in Italy), was over visiting this week which is always great fun. On Wednesday we went to Gulliver’s Kingdom to enjoy a family day out. The amusement park was a wonderful choice; my grandchildren had a brilliant time, despite the damp weather.

Whilst exploring all the treat that Gulliver’s Kingdom had to offer we somehow entered a jelly eating competition, as the park were attempting to break the world record for ‘the most jelly eaten with chopsticks in one minute’.

Unlike many (including myself) Robert made eating jelly with chopsticks look easy and was the competition winner- eating 340g of jelly in just one minute. Unfortunately his triumph at Gulliver’s Kingdom wasn’t quite enough to beat the current world champion. But his success did make it into the local newspaper Matlock Mercury. Very impressive!!

A brilliant day out which was enjoyed by the whole family- I don’t think we could have asked for anything more, other than maybe a little bit of sunshine.

Jelly eating Gulliver's Kingdom

Alan, Robert & myself taking part in the jelly eating competition

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