By Aliki Kraterou
The world’s tiniest Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sculpture has been created inside the head of a needle.
It took three weeks for micro artist, Willard Wigan, from Birmingham, to create his latest masterpiece ahead of the royal wedding this weekend.
The sculptures are so minuscule that they are only slightly bigger than a full stop in a newspaper and once completed are placed within the head of a golden 24 carat needle.
Willard’s work is so detailed that he either uses his own eyelashes to paint his sculptures or a stand of dog hair.
The artist hopes his special gift to the royal couple will sell for £100,000 upwards – with the money being donated to charities.
Willard, who is also a Guinness World Record holder for his micro art work, said: “I wanted to do something, not only for the Royal couple but for the people of Birmingham as well.
“I only looked at a photograph of the couple once before creating the whole thing from memory.
“Surprisingly I don’t actually enjoy creating the micro art but it gives me great pleasure once it’s finished.
“Due to the sculptures being so small I faced a few difficulties in creating Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
“I accidently scraped off Prince’s Harry’s lips after going overboard with Ms Meghan Markle’s lipstick.
“Detailing my micro figurines It’s like trying to put a pin into a bubble without bursting it.
“To achieve such amazing result I have to hold my breath and work between his heart palpitations.”