Madame Tussauds in London has revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s waxworks are — like their real-life counterparts — beginning a new chapter among the Hollywood elite.
When the museum reopens Monday, following a long closure due to Covid-19, visitors will find the Duke and Duchess of Sussex rubbing elbows with real-life celebrity friends Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Victoria and David Beckham and George Clooney, as well as A-listers like Brad Pitt, Dwayne Johnson and Nicole Kidman.
A picture of Madame Tussauds London’s royal display in 2020, after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s waxworks were removed. Credit: PA Images/Sipa USA
In a press release, Madame Tussauds said the move reflected the couple’s “decision to swap Frogmore for Hollywood,” a reference to Frogmore Cottage, Harry and Meghan’s home in Windsor.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s waxworks’ previous outfits from July 2020. Credit: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images
“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,” the attraction’s then-general manager, Steve Davies, said in a statement at the time.
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 ($210,000) to make.
Having moved to Meghan’s home state of California at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the pair later purchased a mansion in the Montecito neighborhood where they count celebrities like Oprah Winfrey among their neighbors.
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 favorites.”