You can't expect wax royalty to just wear the same outfits forever.
Figuring it was time for a refresh, Madame Tussauds in London gave Kate Middleton and Prince William's wax figures their first makeover in two years, the couple having first been installed at the popular tourist attraction in honor of their first wedding anniversary.
And while they were previously immortalized in the outfits that will forever be associated with their engagement—who can forget Kate's royal-blue wrap dress—the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are now ready for a black-tie gala.
William's hands remain folded genteelly in front of him, but now he is wearing a traditional Gieves and Hawkes tuxedo, and Kate 2.0 is clad in a full-length turquoise silk jersey gown with a jeweled neckline by Issa London, accessorized with shoes and envelope clutch by LK Bennett.
The duchess' hair was previously down and now it half of it is pulled up and teased glamorously at the crown.
Now the London-based pair—created for what today's rate of exchange is $258,000 apiece—are ready for a double date with their New York doppelgangers, that wax William also wearing a Gieves and Hawkes tux and his equally artificial beloved in a replica of the lavender Alexander McQueen gown she wore to BAFTA's "Brits to Watch" gala in Los Angeles.
"After two years in the attraction, it seemed the perfect time to give them a glamorous makeover," said Madame Tussauds marketing manager Matthew Clarkson.