Meghan Markle and Harry ‘royal split publicity stunt’ backfires – ‘times must be tough’

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THE MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry ‘royal split publicity stunt’ at Madame Tussauds has backfired with commentators quick to criticise the decision to separate the royal couple.

Meghan Markle’s model at Madame Tussauds has been moved away from husband Prince Harry’s, and is now with A-list celebrities models. But, the decision by Madame Tussauds has been criticised and banded a “publicity stunt”. Speaking on Sunrise Australia, Kathy Lipari, a news correspondent, insisted Meghan should remain in the royal section.

Starting the debate, correspondent Cath Webber said: “Anybody studying PR or marketing needs to take note. This is a great publicity stunt.

“She wasn’t even a wax figure until she met Prince Harry and certainly was engaged to Harry.

“I think it is just a political stunt, they have got the headlines around the world.

“But, did anyone know Meghan Markle, really on a global scale, from Suits? I think we all know it was dating a royal and now being in the Royal Family.

Meghan Markle’s model at Madame Tussauds has been moved away from husband Prince Harry’s Image GETTY
Meghan Markle’s model at Madame Tussauds has been moved away from husband Prince Harry’s Image GETTY

Meghan Markle’s model at Madame Tussauds has been moved away from husband Prince Harry’s (Image GETTY)

Meghan Markles model at Madame Tussauds Image GETTY
Meghan Markles model at Madame Tussauds Image GETTY

Meghan Markle’s model at Madame Tussauds (Image GETTY)

I think it is just a political stunt, they have got the headlines around the world

Cath Webber

“It’s a bit silly but it is a great publicity stunt.”

Asked about wether Meghan was known before becoming Harry’s partner, Lipari quickly added: “No, nobody did, she was on Deal or No Deal, for goodness sake, opening a suitcase. Suits was pretty much it.

“Times must be tough at Madame Tussauds, they are trying to get some more people through the door, so they are splitting her up from Harry.

“She should just stay where she is in the royal section, that is where she belongs.”

Meghan’s model will be placed with showbiz heavyweights such as, including Tom Hardy, the Beckhams and Priyanka Chopra Jonas – all of whom attended her star-studded wedding to Prince Harry last May.

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News correspondents Cath Webber and Kathy Lipari discussed Meghan and Harry’s Madame Tussauds models (Image SUNRISE)

News correspondents Cath Webber and Kathy Lipari discussed Meghan and Harry’s Madame Tussauds models (Image SUNRISE)

Meghan will now be in the “A-list Party room”.

Meghan’s likeness will be moved from the side of her husband’s for the first time since being unveiled in May 2018.

Steve Davies, General Manager at Madame Tussauds London, said of the change: “At Madame Tussauds London we’re always listening to what people have to say about their favourite stars.

“Meghan continues to carve out her own modern take on life as a Royal and we want to mirror her independent celebrity status in the attraction.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have faced scrutiny in the media over the past few months Image GETTY
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have faced scrutiny in the media over the past few months Image GETTY

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have faced scrutiny in the media over the past few months (Image GETTY)

“It’s not necessarily forever – and we’re not splitting our loved-up couple!

“We’re just allowing Meghan to mingle in her more-familiar celebrity circle for a while.”

Both Meghan and Prince Harry have face scrutiny in the media over the past few weeks. The intensity in the media increased after the couple’s plea for privacy for their son baby Archie, who was born in May.

The royal couple decided to keep the details around their son’s birth secret and even held his christening behind closed doors.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK