London’s famous wax museum Madame Tussauds has removed the figures of the the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from its British Royal Family display.
The shocking move came after Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle announced that they ‘intend to step back as senior members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent’.
As per reports, the wax work models of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be placed in a separate section away from the Royal Family display which includes Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and Prince William and his wife Kate.
Apart from the disappointment of the British royal family members, many people across the world were surprised by the ‘progressive new role’ of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
“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,” said Madame Tussauds general manager Steve Davies.
In an Instagram post the royal family stated, “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.”
“It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. 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. 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 statement further added.