Madame Tussauds London Moves Meghan & Prince Harry's Wax Figures from Royal Family Set after Stepping Back News
Madame Tussaunds London shared a picture of their new display for the royal family, and revealed that they has removed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wax figures.
The museum has removed both Harry and Meghan's wax figures, which previously stood alongside Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince William, and Kate Middleton. Madame Tussaunds tweeted:
"We've got to respect their wishes #Megxit."
Madame Tussaunds museums in both their London and New York locations have removed Meghan and Harry's waxworks from their royal family sets.
The museum has taken a comical approach to their bold move by promoting the couple's latest trending hashtag; #Megxit. In a press release, cheekily titled press release "Sus-SIX degrees of separation," it said:
"Last night, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shocked the nation by announcing that they are to step back as senior members of the royal family…To reflect the upcoming change in the royal line-up, Madame Tussauds London will be moving its Harry and Meghan figures from its royal set with immediate effect."
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📸 To mark the start of a new decade, a portrait has been released of Her Majesty The Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince George. The portrait was taken by Ranald Mackechnie in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace. Photograph © Ranald Mackechnie
"As two of our most popular and well-loved figures they will of course remain an important feature at Madame Tussauds London as we watch to see what the next chapter holds for the them."
In 2017, Harry told Daily Mail that he had struggled for many years dealing with life as a Prince and had a deep desire to live a normal life, while still making his mark on the world.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
Madame Tussauds might have to hold onto the waxworks as they royal family work on adjusting to the news of Meghan and Harry's departure.
Within hours of their announcement, Queen Elizabeth released a statement that revealed that they are in discussions with the couple and are trying to work through "complicated issues."