One of my favourite stories about Kew Palace is about the wax bust of George III, which visitors can see in the King’s Ante-room.
The bust of George III that we see at Kew Palace today was created using the original cast, and Madame Tussaud's re-cast the figure especially for Historic Royal Palaces.
The original mould was sculpted by Madame Tussaud herself around the time of the king's Golden Jubilee in 1810. So the cast was taken during the king’s lifetime, unlike the many beheaded figures Tussaud sculpted after the French Revolution! At the same time, Madame Tussaud also made a wax cast of Queen Charlotte, which has an interesting background.