A year after leaving their royal duties to move to Los Angeles, Madame Tussauds has now decided that the waxwork models of Prince Harry, 36, and his wife Meghan, 39, now belong in the attraction’s Hollywood ‘party zone’ and not with the other members of the Royal Family.

The couple, who waved a royal goodbye to their duties last January are now forging new independent careers across the pond in America.

Since heading over to the City of Angels, the Duke and Duchess and have signed lucrative deals to deliver and produce content for a number of huge media names such as Spotify and Netflix.

Now, their waxwork models have been shifted from their place in the royal section of Madame Tussauds to join other celebrities, the famous London attraction said on Thursday.

Two Meghan waxworks — at Madame Tussauds locations in both London and New York — were first revealed in 2019 to coincide with the royal wedding. Each statue cost roughly £150,000 to make.

But after the pair joined the royal family for their own section of the tourist attraction, with Madame Tussauds even adding a baby bump onto Meghan when she was expecting her first child, Archie, they were swiftly moved along as soon as circumstances changed.

A spokesperson wrote: “Harry and Meghan have moved zones – Madame Tussauds London has moved its figures of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to their brand new Awards Party zone to reflect their move from Frogmore to Hollywood”.

Madame Tussauds London’s general manager, Tim Waters, said in a statement, “Ever watchful of the celebrity landscape we’ve also moved Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s figures to join their Hollywood friends, reflecting their new status on the world stage as A-list favourites.”

Mental Health

Later this month, a television documentary series on mental health issues co-created by Harry and Oprah Winfrey premieres on streaming service Apple TV+.

Ahead of the broadcasts, Harry appeared on the “Armchair Expert” podcast hosted by U.S. actor Dax Shephard, in which he likened his life as a royal to the “Truman Show”.

For those who don’t understand Harry’s dig at the royals, the Truman Show is a cult classic film about a man who unwittingly grew up as the central character in a popular worldwide television reality show.

The royal also explained that when he first began dating Meghan, they met in a supermarket to avoid paparazzi photographers, and that the couple enjoyed more freedom after moving to California with young son Archie.

Harry and Meghan have detailed how they longed to raise their son in a different environment to the one he grew up in, and with a daughter on the way, due to arrive in the coming months, it’s hardly surprising why they hold that view.

“Living here now, I can actually lift my head and actually I feel different, my shoulders have dropped, so have hers, you can walk around feeling a little bit more free,” he said.

“I get to take Archie on the back of my bicycle. I would never have the chance to do that.”

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