Madame Tussauds in London has moved Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wax figures following their decision to split from the royal family.
“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,” General Manager Steve Davies said in a statement. “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 the them.”
The decision to move the wax figures came after Markle and Prince Harry announced they would be taking a “step back” from their senior roles in the royal family. (RELATED: Buckingham Palace Responds To Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s Decision To Take A ‘Step Back’ From Royal Roles)
Madame Tussauds claimed they moved the wax figures to show Markle’s “independent celebrity status.”
“Meghan continues to carve out her own modern take on life as a royal and we want to mirror her independent celebrity status in the attraction,” Davies told the Independent.
“It’s not necessarily forever,” he added.