Less than 24 hours after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they are transitioning from their royal duties to move to North America and become “financially independent,” Madame Tussauds decided to get petty.
According to the Huff Post, the iconic wax museum removed the couple from their from the royal family display in London. However, they claim the statues will still be able to be seen, just not alongside the family, which includes Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip. Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles.
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General manager Steve Davis added, “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.”It’s unknown exactly where in the museum their figures will be moved.
Here’s what it will look like now without them:
Sigh…is it really that serious to remove them from the royal section all because they want to choose a different life? Now, this could all be innocent but given how brutally racist the British press (and its people) have been towards Markle, this feels intentional. That, and unnecessarily shady AF.
Perhaps it’s this type of mistreatment that’s behind the couple leaving and taking baby Archie with them.
“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,” the couple wrote.
Folks on Twitter definitely had words for Madame Tussauds and are applauding the couple for moving across the pond. Take a look:
London’s Madame Tussauds Separates Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Figures From Royal Family was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
Petty. But hey, this is why they’re leaving. https://t.co/OC5g9zzBVD— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) January 9, 2020
Ew. This isn’t even the good type of petty! This screams CRINGE. @MadameTussauds how about you use your influence to promote or support something that will actually help people rather than making shitty attempts at being witty. https://t.co/xTjGRfsCFl— pxt.official (@official_pxt) January 9, 2020
Meghan Markle locked up the Time Person of the Year award pretty darn early— Clinton Yates (@clintonyates) January 9, 2020
I have to say I’m really impressed with how Black women came together like Voltron to form circles of protection around Lizzo and Meghan Markle. We slay all day.✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/BL33Jc3pIK— Chevron Summers (@DPMCanty) January 9, 2020
Meghan Markle gave more notice to USA’s “Suits” than she did to the monarchy. We love to see it.— Shantira Jackson (@tira_tira_tira) January 8, 2020
UK tabloids: You have to deal with our racist nonsense.— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) January 8, 2020
Meghan Markle: Actually, I really don’t.