If you can’t make it all the way to Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, no fear – Madame Tussauds has you covered, having just unveiled a new Meghan Markle waxwork, lest fiancé Prince Harry’s figure gets lonely ahead of the big day on May 19th.
The waxworks museum will be throwing their very own bachelor and bachelorette party (or a stag and hen do, if you’re British) on the eve of the wedding, and welcoming keen royal watchers and members of the public from the big day itself (and if you go by Harry or Meghan, you get free entry on the day, too).
OMG the day has come! We’re SO excited to announce that Meghan Markle will be joining Prince Harry at #MadameTussaudsLondon on the 19th of May! Who’s ready to hang with the royal couple? 🙋 #RoyalWedding #MeghanMarkle pic.twitter.com/d1swSiAHgz
— Madame Tussauds (@MadameTussauds) May 9, 2018
Decked out in the bottle green P.A.R.O.S.H. dress real-life Meghan debuted for the engagement announcement, the waxwork also features a replica of her conflict-free diamond engagement ring. In some cute wordplay, they’ll be going by “Their Royal Likenesses.”
In a statement released by the London venue, general manager Edward Fuller said, “Excitement ahead of the royal wedding is reaching fever pitch and we have been inundated with questions about when people can finally meet ‘Their Royal Likenesses,’” having stated earlier in the year that it was “clear that the public has already taken Meghan to their hearts.” And it’s pretty hard to argue with that.
Prince Harry already had an existing waxwork, made in honour of the royal’s 30th birthday back in 2014, which has been updated to get him wedding-ready and suitable to stand beside his bride-to-be. Waxworks can be pretty creepy, or amazingly jaw-dropping, and these depictions seem pretty life-like to us. Harry is a little more realistic than Megs though, we must say.
If you can’t make it all the way to London, the New York Madame Tussauds will be unveiling their very own Meghan shortly, albeit in an outfit by British designer Self-Portrait this time, and labelled an “American Princess.”
So, if you can’t see the royals in the actual flesh, wax may just be the next best thing.