Meghan Markle and Prince Harry waxworks split up at Madame Tussauds to reflect 'independent celebrity status'

'We’re just allowing Meghan to mingle in her more-familiar celebrity circle for a while'

Olivia Petter@oliviapetter1
Tuesday 13 August 2019 10:28

Waxwork figures of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Madame Tussauds have been separated to reflect Meghan’s “independent celebrity status”.

Meghan’s waxwork was unveiled shortly before the royal wedding in May 2018 and was positioned alongside Prince Harry in a room dedicated to celebrating their partnership.

But the museum has decided to move Meghan into the “A-list party room” to reunite the 37-year-old with some of her famous friends, including Priyanka Chopra, the Beckhams and Tom Hardy, all of whom attended the wedding.

Prince Harry’s waxwork will be moved back to a dedicated room in the museum for British royals alongside his family members.

Steve Davies, general manager at Madame Tussauds London, said: “At Madame Tussauds London we’re always listening to what people have to say about their favourite stars.

"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 clarified that the new location of Meghan’s waxwork is not permanent.

“It’s not necessarily forever – and we’re not splitting our loved-up couple!” he said.

Meghan and Harry's waxworks were initially places alongside one another

“We’re just allowing Meghan to mingle in her more-familiar celebrity circle for a while.”

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