Madame Tussards London is being cheeky. They want you to imagine the royals acting just like us.
The famed museum has turned “Ho ho ho!” into “Ha ha ha!” by debuting realistic wax figures of the whole Royal Family donning their tackiest holiday sweaters.
Prince Charles and Camila, Kate Middleton and Prince William (in a couples jumper) Prince Harry, Prince Philip and even the Queen herself are featured smiling lovingly into the camera. The Queen’s four beloved corgis are also besweatered.
Before 2016 offers up any more shocks and makes one gasp “First Brexit, now this!?”, Vogue reports that the holiday exhibit was created with the Royals permission — for a charitable cause. Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, coming up on December 16, implores Brits to wear their tackiest holiday garb and donate to the organization.
Helen Wiltshire of Save the Children explains that it is fashionable to be charitable: “With the trend for silly Christmas jumpers showing no signs of slowing down, we’re hoping more people than ever will done theirs and pay £2 to help raise money… Who knows, maybe the Queen will feel inspired to do her annual speech in a more laid back get up this year!”