Queen Waxwork Unveiled At Madame Tussaud's Ahead Of Jubilee Celebrations

14/05/2012 17:31 BST | Updated 14/05/2012 17:34 BST

In the run up to next month's Diamond Jubilee, there have been all sorts of tributes paid to the second-longest reigning monarch in British history.

The latest is a brand new waxwork of the 86-year-old Queen, unveiled on Monday at Madame Tussaud's in London.

Created by sculptor Steven Swales and a team of 20, the waxwork, as it should do, represents an updated impression of Her Majesty.

The figure cost approximately £150,000 to create, due in part to the white lace dress which is studded with 53,000 Swarovski crystals.

Rumours that she could be used as a decoy for less exciting royal visits are unconfirmed.

Click through the slideshow below to see more pictures of the new waxwork...