Madame Tussauds: book of condolences placed next to Queen Elizabeth II wax figures in London and Blackpool

The Queen’s waxwork is situated next to Prince Philip, King Charles III and the new Queen Consort and Prince William and Kate

Books of condolence have been placed by the Queen’s waxwork at the London and Blackpool Madame Tussauds.

Visitors to the two English attractions can leave tributes to the 96-year-old monarch who died on Thursday, 8 September at Balmoral Castle.

Madame Tussauds revealed their books as Buckingham Palace unveiled an online book of condolences on the Royal website.

The waxwork of the Queen at Madame Tussauds

The waxwork museums released a statement to inform tourists as to how they can pay respects and share memories about Her Majesty.

The London Madame Tussauds, located near Baker Street, said: “We join millions of mourners around the UK and the world in paying tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“A special condolence book has been placed alongside Her Majesty’s figure to allow guests to record their thoughts and tributes.”

They added: “United in our loss - we give thanks for an extraordinary service to this country, the Commonwealth and the wider world.”

The London museum stated that it would remain open until the day of the state funeral (Monday, 19 September) when it would close for the period of national mourning.

However, it has applied some changes to their exhibitions to show “some respect and sensitivity.”

Emma Meehan puts the finishing touches to a wax figure of Queen Elizabeth II at Madame Tussauds in Blackpool

The Blackpool Madame Tussauds spoke about their book of condolence which is put next to the Queen’s statue and her beloved corgis.

The institution said: “During her life and 70 year reign we have created over 20 different figures of The Queen to mark different moments in her iconic public life.

“Madame Tussauds has a long-standing relationship with The Royal Family and worked closely with the Palace on the creation of these figures.”

A new waxwork of Her Majesty The Queen is taken from Blackpool Tower to Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds held sittings with HM The Queen from 1928 until 2001 and has created 23 waxworks of the monarch over her 70-year reign.

The first statuette was created when Queen Elizabeth II, then Princess Elizabeth, was just two-years-old.

According to the museum’s website, the waxwork sculpture was made with a team of 25 artists and took a total of 800 hours to complete.

Madame Tussauds will be closed for the Queen’s funeral but will reopen the following day on 20 September.