Beyoncé is, quite obviously, a queen. Queen Bey, to be precise. And now famed wax museum Madame Tussauds has formally acknowledged what the rest of the world has long known: that Beyoncé is a queen on par with (or, uh, better than) actual British royalty.
For a temporary exhibition, the museum placed a new Beyoncé statue dead center in its display of royals, right in between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton. They moved Queen Elizabeth II somewhere else, in service of the royalty that is Beyoncé. This was the correct decision. As Buzzfeed reports, Madame Tussauds placed Beyoncé among the royals “to celebrate her musical royalty.”
The waxwork is refreshingly lifelike; it actually really, really looks like Beyoncé, unlike Madame Tussaud’s previous iteration of the God-like star. The last version looked like a white woman who bore little to none resemblance to Bey, a terrible error that the museum blamed on poor lighting. The whole thing was upsetting.
- By W magazine