Meghan and Harry waxworks removed from Madame Tussauds royal family display: 'We’ve got to respect their wishes'
Madame Tussauds general manager Steve Davies had shared, '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'
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wax statues at Madame Tussauds in London have been moved away from the rest of the royal family.
The well-known wax museum has removed the lifelike wax figures from the royals display in light of the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were stepping back as senior royals. They took to Twitter to share a picture of the Queen, Prince Philip, Kate Middleton and Prince William statues with an empty spot where Meghan and Harry had previously stood.
The museum had also added a cheeky comment and had written, "We’ve got to respect their wishes #Megxit," along with a shrug emoji. The general manager, Steve Davies, had also shared, "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," Davies continued.
The collection of wax figures has also previously used real-world news to change displays and make new display arrangements such as separating the statues of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie post their 2016 split. Madame Tussauds in London had unveiled their Meghan Markle statue a little ahead of her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry.
Meghan's mannequin wears the same elegant dark green ensemble she had first worn to announce the couple's engagement.
We had previously reported that Harry and Meghan took to Instagram to announce their decision to "step back" as senior members of the royal family. The post shared that the couple plan to "work to become financially independent by starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution."
Their announcement came after their six-week-long break in Canada. The Buckingham Palace followed up on their announcement saying that discussions about the Duke and Duchess' plans are "at an early stage" and are "complicated".