After the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s announcement to step back from their royal roles, London’s Madame Tussauds museum has announced that it has removed their wax figures from its Royal Family set.
According to CNN, the museum’s reaction came after the couple’s decision to take a step back as senior members of the Royal family, and seek financial independence.
Madame Tussaud’s General Manager Steve Davies wrote in a statement. “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.”
Davies added, “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.”
The separation will likely show at the New York location as well, “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,” Brittany Williams, a spokesperson from Madame Tussauds New York, said in a statement.