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Queen Camilla gets glamorous makeover ahead of King Charles's Coronation

NewsQueen Camilla gets glamorous makeover ahead of King Charles's Coronation

The Queen Consort has already been a feature in the Royal Balcony set at Madame Tussauds since 2007, however she has now been moved to the Throne Room with King Charles ahead of the Coronation at Westminster Abbey next weekend.

In a new navy blue dress complete with a replica of the late Queen Elizabeth’s Belgian Sapphire Tiara and the royal blue Order of the Garter sash, the waxwork perfectly captures Camilla’s likeness.

The jewellery she is wearing is similar the sapphire set she wore during South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s visit, with a necklace and earrings to match the tiara.

Other royal figures in the collection include Prince William, Kate, Princess of Wales and Princess Diana.

Preparations for the Coronation are well underway, with just ten days to go until the majestic ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

Around 2,000 guests are expected to attend the historic event, including foreing royals, diplomats and dignitaries, and a number of charity representatives have also been offered seats.

Union Jack flags are already lining Pall Mall and have been put up in iconic London locations such as Oxford Street and Covent Garden.

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Seating and platforms have also been erected around Buckingham Palace to enable those in the crowd to get the best possible view of the royals when they emerge on the balcony for the flypast.

However Charles and Camilla were able to make time for a little holiday earlier this month as they made a brief visit to Balmoral ahead of the demanding days to come.

The King was apparently following in his mother’s footsteps, as she also took a week of “complete rest” before her Coronation in 1953.

There was no chance of a rest for the BBC though as they have been checking their technical equipment for the live broadcast of the service, which will be shown to millions around the world.

Airport style scanners and checkpoints will also have to be set up and ready to check all the 2,000 guests who will be seated at the Abbey.

Usually open to the public, Westminster Abbey is currently closed so it can be transformed in time for the ceremony.

Chairs inside the Abbey must be arranged while any decorations or hangings will be added, and the church will be spotlessly cleaned.

Eventually the Coronation Chair, on which the King will be crowned, will be carefully moved onto the Cosmati Pavement, where it will take centre stage facing the High Altar in the Sacrarium.

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