Happy 250th birthday, Madame Tussaud!

Thursday December 1, 2011

Don't get too close to that birthday cake!

Wax figures of stars such as Russell Brand and Victoria Beckham have gathered to celebrate a milestone for Madame Tussaud.

The founder of the London attraction would have celebrated her 250th birthday on Thursday.

So staff at Madame Tussaud's arranged a celebrity party in her honour with a range of popular wax figures.

Guests such as the Queen, Dame Helen Mirren, Prime Minister David Cameron and David Beckham were invited along to gather round the cake.

And pride of place went to Madame Marie Tussaud, whose own wax figure was first created in 1842.

Next year a new figure of The Queen is due to be unveiled, replacing the current one which dates back to 1996.

It will be the 23rd figure to be displayed at Tussaud's and will mark the Monarch's Diamond Jubilee.

Also due to make an appearance next year is her granddaughter-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge, who will take her place alongside Prince William.

Taylor Lautner from the Twilight films will also go on show in 2012.

photo:&Getty; PA

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