William and Kate waxworks at Blackpool Madame Tussauds

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge waxworks The duke and duchess's outfits are copies provided by the original designers

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New waxworks of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have gone on display at Madame Tussauds in Blackpool.

Each figure has cost £150,000 to create, with waxwork bosses hoping the couple will be a great attraction.

Malcolm Titherington, general manager of Tussauds, said: "They look absolutely fantastic."

He added: "People will be able to stand next to the royal couple and interact with them and have their photograph taken with them."

Sculptor Stephen Mansfield, who made the figure of Prince William, said his team had gone to great lengths to make the couple authentic.

"We have been very lucky that the people who made their original outfits have sent us copies," he said.

"There is a great pressure to get it right but we have the most amazing people working on these models."

Waxworks of the royal couple are also on display in London, New York and Amsterdam.

The duke visited Blackpool in 2010 when he went to the Pleasure Beach on a friend's stag party, which also included watching Blackpool FC's Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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