Prince William's wax figure makeover
Los Angeles - The waxwork of Britain's Prince William has had a makeover before his wedding to Kate Middleton.
The figure - which has been displayed in London's Madame Tussauds museum since 2005 - has been dressed in a new suit, its hair trimmed, skin tone adapted and shoes polished to prepare for the increased number of visitors expected over the next month before the April 29 wedding.
William's likeness will stand centre-stage in a special 'Royal Zone' at the tourist attraction and is expected to be joined by a waxwork of his fiancée soon after their wedding, which will take place in London's Westminster Abbey.
However, before the figure is united with one of the bride-to-be, visitors will have the chance to pose next to the prince and pretend that it is their big day.
Spokesperson for Madame Tussauds Liz Edwards said: "The Royal family are firm favourites with our guests, Brits and international visitors alike.
"We've already seen a huge increase in people wanting to have their picture taken with His Royal Highness and that will only grow as excitement about the royal wedding reaches fever pitch.
"We wanted to make sure our figure is ready for all the attention and that people have enough room to get up close to the royal groom."
Also on show in the royal area of the museum are figures depicting members of William's family including his grandparents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, father Prince Charles, step-mother Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and brother and best-man Prince Harry.