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Madame Tussauds Separates Harry And Meghan's Wax Figures From Rest Of Royal Family

Rae Batchelor 10 Jan 2020

No wonder The Crown is such a popular television show — the lives of the Royal Family have always been full of drama that could rival a soap opera (or at least a low-stakes episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians).

The newest drama takes place in London, of course, but in an unexpected part of London — Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

In a shocking move, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced on January 8th that they would be stepping back from their royal duties.

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"We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen," they announced.

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They announced they would be "balancing their time between the United Kingdom and North America."

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"This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity," they wrote.

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Buckingham Palace released a response that implied this decision was made without full input from the Crown.

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“Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through,” their statement read.

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Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Of London responded to this news by revealing they had removed Harry and Meghan's wax figures from their place with the rest of the Royal Family.

They faced immediate backlash to the tweet, with some users calling it, and the hashtag #Megxit, disrespectful. One user wrote, "This is why they're leaving. Britain is just beyond disgusting now. We are also aware of your history with the monarchy, so it's clear that this is a snub to the couple."

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The account followed this up with a second tweet clarifying what they meant, but to some, the damage was done.

"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," replied one user.

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