Here’s The Secret Behind The Royal Family’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Photo
Oh, this is good.
It’s certainly not everyday that you see the Royal Family out of their finest attire. But a photograph has surfaced of them wearing the most fitting garments of the season. You guessed it, none other than ugly Christmas sweaters!
I know what you’re thinking: When did the Royal Family become so much fun?! But it turns out there’s a little secret behind this photograph. It does, in fact, show the family dressed in whimsical holiday gear—it’s just that this Royal Family is actually made of wax.
Famous wax museum Madame Tussauds has put its wax replicas of the Royal Family in their season’s best—just in time for the holidays.
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The Queen is wearing a sweater with a Corgi on the front of it, which is quite appropriate given the Corgis she keeps as pets. Extra fun fact: As TIME magazine reports, the only living creatures in the family portrait are the four live Corgis that got to pose with the wax figures!
Prince William and Duchess Kate are wearing a conjoined couple’s sweater that couldn’t be more cheesy and perfect if it tried. Prince Harry is wearing an adorable penguin pull-over, and Duchess Camilla and Prince Charles’ are representing Santa and his elves.
Well, what does the actual Royal Family think of all of this? Not to worry. According to InStyle, they were very much in on this funny joke.
You see, while this seems like fun and games, it’s also for a great cause. The publication reports that the family gave the wax museum permission to get their wax figures in the holiday spirit to benefit the Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day campaign, which takes place on Dec. 16. On that day. Throughout the U.K., wearing a corny Christmas sweater on Dec. 16 and donating will help save children’s lives by providing kids with education, healthcare and more.
The royal family in their holiday best will be on display through the month of December at Madame Tussauds’ London location. Trust me, getting a selfie with these figurines may very well be worth a trip to England!
[h/t: Real Simple]