After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (maybe just Harry Mountbatten-Windsor now? Who knows.) made the announcement that they were going to step away from being senior members of the Britsh royal family, Madam Tussauds in London was swift in updating its ‘royal family’ room.
With absolutely no faffing around, the London wax museum have taken its Harry and Meghan figures out of its ‘Royal Family’ set, leaving the whole space looking rather lopsided.
I mean, look at this and tell me it isn’t the pettiest British shade you’ve ever seen.
I’m not sure if this was a smart marketing move or them just being proactive about diehard monarchists defacing the figures but the speed in which Madam Tussauds – literally the last place on earth I’d imagine Harry & Meghan would give a rat’s ass about – worked to “respect their wishes” is flooring.
I’m sure that the royal couple are absolutely overwhelmed with emotion about having their eerily lifelike full-size figures moved to another room or melted down to candles or whatever, too.
Whew! I’m sure everyone was just waiting for the dumbest museum in the world to pick a side pic.twitter.com/46s9IXeWpv
— Danielle Garofalo (@DMGarofalo) January 9, 2020
The literal move has not pleased everyone, though. Plenty of fans (royalists? who knows) were quick to point out the grossness of the move. Others noted that although the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are stepping back, it doesn’t mean they’re not a part of the royal family anymore.
Really @MadameTussauds?! Moving the Harry & Meghan waxworks from the rest of the Royals?! They are just "stepping back"… but they're still Royals. Also… what was the urgency in moving them exactly? Was there silent outrage about the proximity of the waxworks? #HarryandMeghan— Amrita Tanna (@Amr1ta) January 9, 2020
Gross. Way to be a part of the problem.
— Mother Exhausted from the House of Tired (@QtwiddaBooT) January 9, 2020
Others have seen it as such a petty move that they’re refusing to visit the museum in the future.
I wonder how long you’ve been waiting to do this? Petty move. Will NOT be visiting your establishment.
— Belle Calhoune (@BelleCalhoune) January 9, 2020
You gotta wonder if this is somehow backfiring on them, or blowing up in their faces. I mean after the whole Nicki Minaj shemozzle the other day, it’s certainly been A Week for the collective of extremely weird museums.
this has been an exposing week for madam tussauds sha.— if found, yours to keep. (@purestformula) January 9, 2020