Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's wax figures were quickly removed from Madame Tussauds London


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It looks like the people of England are already adjusting to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's departure. Soon after the couple announced they would be stepping down from their senior member roles as part of the Royal Family and moving to North America, their wax figures were removed from the Madame Tussauds London museum. 

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Not only is the couple physically distancing themselves from the Royal Family, but now even their wax figures will be separated. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wax replicas will remain at the museums but will no longer be part of the Royal Family set.

The removal happened just a day after the couple's announcement.

It wasn't long before the wax museum took action. The couple released a statement via Instagram announcing that they were stepping away from their royal duties on Wednesday, January 8.

"After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. 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," the said in their statement. "We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages."

By Thursday, January 9, their waxworks were removed from the display. 

 

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The pair will no longer be included in the museum's Royal Family set.

The pair will no longer be included in the museum's Royal Family set.

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Their wax figures used to stand alongside Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton. "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," General Manager at Madame Tussauds London Steve Davies said in a statement on Thursday. "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 the them." 

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Their statues won't disappear forever.

Their statues won't disappear forever.

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The couple will just be separated from the family and placed somewhere else where it is more fitting for their "progressive new role within the Royal institution" the museums representatives revealed. The former actress' wax figure was unveiled in May 2018, ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry. His was also updated to add his beard. 

Their waxworks won't remain in the New York City museum for long, either.

Their waxworks won't remain in the New York City museum for long, either.

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A spokesperson from Madame Tussauds New York, Brittany Williams, revealed that their figures at the attraction's NYC location will follow a similar fate following the announcement. "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," the representative said in a statement. "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."

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Meghan has reportedly already left the UK.

Meghan has reportedly already left the UK.

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It was reported that just days after their announcement, the Duchess of Sussex was already back in Canada with their son Archie by Friday, January 10. The prince reportledy remains in Britain, ironing out the details of their new roles.