Admirers of Britain’s Prince William will get the chance to find out how Kate Middleton felt standing by his side when their engagement was announced, with the help of a life-size model unveiled last Monday.
American artist Jennifer Rubell has created the wax model of William, which was displayed at a London exhibition from Feb. 8, ahead of the couple’s wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29.
The model is complete with a replica of Middleton’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring — and would-be royal brides can live out their fairytale fantasy by slipping on the ring and standing arm-in-arm with the prince.
“It’s the feminine equivalent of winning the lottery,” said Rubell, 40.
“William is a living Prince Charming. When reality offers you a living, breathing human being that occupies a reality that’s existed for thousands of years — that’s very attractive.”
Rubell, a former food writer from New York, also features in her exhibition five drinks associated with the monarchy and British empire which visitors can sample — rum, gin, Madeira wine, whisky and sloe gin.
“You can make a toast to the happy couple you’ve just become,” she joked.
1. admirer n.
仰慕者 (yang3 mu4 zhe3)
例: There were thousands and thousands of admirers outside the hotel where the actor stayed.
2. replica n.
複製品 (fu4 zhi4 pin3)
例: That is a very life like replica of the gun, the only difference from the real thing is that you can’t shoot it.
3. monarchy n.
君主政體 (jun1 zhu3 zheng4 ti3)
例: Monarchy is an outdated mode of government, and today very few kings have the same power their ancestors did.