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The Royal Family is known for many reasons around the world:
Its possession of wealth. Its powerful and yet completely powerless position in Great Britain. The way certain members make sweet and passionate love to Meghan Markle.
But Queen Elizabeth II and her loved ones are not typically known for having a great sense of humor.
Until now, that is! Sort of…
The Internet was ablaze on Tuesday night with photos of Prince William, Price Harry, Kate Middleton, the Queen and a few others rocking ugly Christmas sweaters for an unexpected family photo.
The image was hilarious. It was shocking. It featured Queen Elizabeth II in a corgi-inspired ensemble!
Alas, it was also mostly a fake.
As in: these are fake representations of the most famous Brits on the planet (no offense, Adele).
Madame Tussauds London went ahead and unveiled a special version of the royals’ wax figures on Tuesday, featuring each member in very festive attire.
We probably should have known that it wouldn’t exactly have been a dignified move for the Royals themselves to dress this way.
HOWEVER, these famous relatives did grant permission for Madame Tussauds to dress their wax figures in such Christmas-inspired jumpers.
The display is part of the Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day campaign on December 16.
As you can read more about via the above link, this occasion encourages people to wear “silly festive knits and donate to save children’s lives.”
It’s a great cause and Madame Tussauds will be asking visitors to pay an extra two pounds on December 16 in support of it.
“We are delighted to support Save The Children by having our royal wax figures join in with the Christmas Jumper Day campaign in a seriously stylish way,” said Edward Fuller, general manager of Madame Tussauds London.
It’s hard to discern just which wax figures look the ugliest; i.e. the most amazing.
The Queen’s corgi sweater is hard to beat, especially when the photo also includes actual corgis.
But Prince William and Princess Kate are sharing a sweater built for two, while Prince Harry is proudly smiling in his green penguin jumper. Swoon.
Wonders Helena Wiltshire, from Save The Children:
“Who knows, maybe the Queen will feel inspired to do her annual speech in a more laid-back get-up this year?”
Yeah. We doubt it. We can envision Kate Middleton actually being pregnant with her third child before we can envision the Queen going out in public in an ugly Christmas sweater.
These wax figures will be on display throughout December and museum visitors will be encouraged to snap selfies with them.
So hurry up and get over there, London residents.
What other photo are you going to put on your 2016 Christmas card, one of you and your family NOT posing with these awe-inspiring, fashion-defying figures?!?