Madame Tussauds Vienna joins millions of mourners around the UK and the world in paying tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. During her life and 70 year reign we have created over twenty different figures of The Queen to mark different moments in her iconic public life. Madame Tussauds has a long-standing relationship with The Royal Family and worked closely with the Palace on the creation of these figures. A special condolence book has been placed alongside Her Majesty’s figure to allow guests to record their thoughts and tributes.
- Her Majesty The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, was just two years old when her figure was first immortalised in Madame Tussauds London in 1928. Since then, a staggering 23 waxworks have been created, depicting Her Majesty at various stages throughout her life
- A second portrait was sculpted by John Theodore Tussaud (Madame Tussaud’s great-grandson) in 1930 and was seated on a Shetland pony
- Madame Tussauds held sittings with HM The Queen from 1928 right up until 2001
- It took a team of 25 artists to work on HM The Queen's figure, spending a total of 800 hours collectively. This includes: 350 hours to sculpt the figure, 187 hours to insert her head of hair and 30 hours to make her set of teeth
- HM The Queen is sculpted with roughly 150kg of clay, equating to 23 stone, the average weight of a tiger
- Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II was born in Mayfair in 1926
- She married Prince Philip of Greece in 1947
- In 1952 she succeeds to the throne of Great Britain and the Commonwealth
- 2011: Madame Tussauds Vienna opened its attraction. Queen Elizabeth has been in our figure line-up right from the start.
- 2012: The Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee marking 60 years on the throne.
- In 2022 HM The Queen celebrated her Platinum Jubilee