Only a day after Harry and Meghan announced that they were stepping back as ‘senior’ members were they removed from Madame Tussauds.
The famous waxworks museum has removed the lifelike statues of the couple from the Royal Family display in London.
Previously the replicas stood beside Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip, Prince William, and Kate Middleton.
Following the removal, Madame Tussauds London tweeted a picture showing the Royal Family display with Harry and Meghan missing.
Madame Tussauds captioned the picture saying “We’ve got to respect their wishes #Megxit”.
Madame Tussauds told TMZ that ‘the figures had been removed to reflect the upcoming shakeup with the royals’.
It stated that “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 … to mirror their ‘progressive new role within the Royal institution’.”
Madame Tussauds has retweeted its first tweet, this time adding “We just thought our World Stage area might be more appropriate for this influential couple”.
We just thought our World Stage area might be more appropriate for this influential couple https://t.co/l2zUwRRTK8— Madame Tussauds London (@MadameTussauds) January 10, 2020
The tweet was not well received by Twitter users, with one responding: “He didn’t step down from the royal succession line and he’s still part of the royal family. So, this was completely unnecessary.”
Whilst another wrote, “Whoever is tweeting behind this account is doing a massive disservice to the formally respected institution that is @MadameTussauds. This does not represent the views of London.”
Whoever is tweeting behind this account is doing a massive disservice to the formally respected institution that is @MadameTussauds. This does not represent the views of London.— Francesca 🇬🇾 (@chesca_ba) January 10, 2020