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Would-be royal brides swoon at waxwork Prince William
威廉王子蠟像 讓仰慕者傾倒

A guest poses for a photograph with a wax figure of Britain’s Prince William during a party launching an exhibition by US artist Jennifer Rubell at the Stephen Friedman Gallery in London, England, last Monday.


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例: Monarchy is an outdated mode of government, and today very few kings have the same power their ancestors did.


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