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Royal fans’ uproar as new waxwork of Queen Elizabeth ‘looks like David Walliams’
June 6, 2023
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Royal fans are up in arms as a new waxwork meant to emulate the late Queen Elizabeth II ended up looking 'more like David Walliams'.
The jarring figure is on display at Musem Angku, a transport museum located in Batu, Indonesia, and sports an unusual grey bob and straightened hair.
The terrifying figure dons a lace wedding dress and silk, white gloves – with some commenters even saying it resembles an older Liz Truss.
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The waxwork was displayed at the tourist attraction to mourn the death of the late Queen.
It stands in a Land Rover series 2, which was specially designed for Queen Elizabeth II.
The vehicle is exhibited in a replica Buckingham Palace display at the museum.
Despite the unsettling waxwork, the museum has received an impressive 4.5 stars on Tripadvisor.
However, tourists were quick to comment on the tribute.
Ryan Begley quipped: “It's like she's still with us.” Another person joked: “Looks like David Walliams.”
”It’s the humidity,” said Ishy Khan. Lucy Ellis said: “I feel like she’s actually looking at me I’m scared."
“That’s Liz Truss' mother,” said someone else.
Sarah Kennedy said: “Is that Helen Mirren.”
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A waxwork of the royal was also put up in a shopping mall in the city of Shenyang, China, in 2016.
And bizarrely, she stood alongside the bumbling film character Mr Bean.
It isn't the first time the pair have been re-created in China with a waxwork museum, claiming to be the country's answer to Madame Tussauds, putting on a special exhibition in the city of Guangzhou in May 2014.
A new work was created following her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 for the London Madame Tussauds.
Sculptor Steve Swales revealed at the time he and the Queen shared a joke during her sitting.
He said: “I was asking Her Majesty to smile and she kept opening her mouth too much and I said, ‘Would you please mind closing your mouth, Your Majesty?'
"Then I wished I hadn’t said it and I said, ‘I bet not many people say that to you.’ She laughed.”
Prince Charles famously caused some bad blood between Britain and China when it was revealed he had once referred to their leaders as "appalling old waxworks."
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