King Charles wax statue revealed in Paris and fans aren't impressed by the 'awful' creation
The King Charles wax statue has gained a lot of interest since it was unveiled next to one of Queen Elizabeth II - but not in a good way
The King Charles wax statue, which was unveiled in Paris, has garnered a lot of attention online - but not necessarily the positive kind. The statue was displayed at the Grévin Museum in Paris's Grands Boulevards ahead of the King's official visit to France - which has subsequently been canceled.
- The King Charles wax statue has fallen somewhat flat as people react online to not only the King's depiction, but that of his late mother too.
- It was unveiled on the same day that the King's state visit to France was postponed after the President of France asked the British Government to postpone the visit.
- In other royal news, The Queen's 'excessive' gift she once demanded from Germany caused 'serious reservations'.
As the countdown to King Charles's Coronation day continues, the weight of the many honors before him is undeniably large. Being a living historical figure is no mean feat and comes with all sorts of unusual experiences - including people creating likenesses of you.
The latest likeness that's sparked a lot of conversation online is the monarch's waxwork, which has been unveiled in the French capital. This chat leans more on the hilarious side as people have reacted somewhat harshly.
"Did they start with an old George W. Bush statue?" joked one Twitter user. "Dear God they're horrific," added another - in reference to both the King Charles wax statue and the waxwork of his late mother Queen Elizabeth II.
One user even tweeted, "Are they waxworks of actors playing the Royals?"
Of course, as history has proven, getting the likeness of a well-known face right can be a challenge for even the most experienced artists.
Take the bronze Cristiano Ronaldo statue created by Emanuel Santos, which became an overnight meme. Or the statue in tribute to the one and only Hollywood legend Lucille Ball in her New York hometown of Celoron - which Time reports was dubbed 'Scary Lucy' by locals.
Challenging as it may be, immortalizing famous figures in stone, marble, bronze, or whatever medium you choose is an art as old as time. There's one individual, however, who's become synonymous with wax reproductions - Madam Tussaud.
"I think they need Madame Tussaud back," tweeted one observer of the King Charles Wax statue, referencing the famous French wax sculptor, born in 1761. She became renowned as the maker of wax models of many prominent victims of the French revolution - before eventually settling in the UK and founding Madam Tussauds in 1835.
Speaking of, this isn't the first time King Charles wax statue has been the source of media attention as back in October 2022, per BBC News, Just Stop Oil protesters threw pies in the face of his waxwork in Madam Tussauds in London.
At the time of writing, no pies have been thrown at the King Charles wax statue in Paris.
Aoife is Junior News Editor at woman&home.
She's an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.
Formerly Aoife was a contributing writer at Bustle and her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica, EVOKE and her poetry features in the Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.
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