Following their shocking announcement that they will be stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, have been removed from the Royal Family set in Madame Tussauds London.
The wax museum tweeted this photo on Friday, January 10.
— Madame Tussauds London (@MadameTussauds) January 9, 2020
“We’ve got to respect their wishes,” they said.
In a statement, Steve Davies, General Manager at Madame Tussauds London, explained: “Alongside the rest of the world we are reacting to the surprising news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be stepping back as senior Royals.”
“From today, Meghan and Harry’s figures will no longer appear in our Royal Family set. 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 them,” he added.
Madame Tussauds New York will also follow suit. “To reflect the announcement we will be moving the popular figures to another area in the attraction upon their return to Madame Tussauds New York. We look forward to spending more time with the couple in North America and we will continue to watch to see what the next chapter holds for them,” said Brittany Williams, spokesperson from Madame Tussauds New York, in a statement.
It was in 2018 when the wax figure of Meghan was revealed to the public at both branches of Madame Tussauds in commemoration of the Royal Wedding.
OMG the day has come! We’re SO excited to announce that Meghan Markle will be joining Prince Harry at #MadameTussaudsLondon on the 19th of May! Who’s ready to hang with the royal couple? ? #RoyalWedding #MeghanMarkle pic.twitter.com/d1swSiAHgz
— Madame Tussauds London (@MadameTussauds) May 9, 2018
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