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Today, Madame Tussauds London announced it will be welcoming a new arrival to the world famous attraction – the soon to be royal bride, Meghan Markle.
Giving Meghan the royal welcome she deserves, the official notice of Ms Markle’s imminent arrival was placed on a golden easel outside Buckingham Palace, confirming the news she will join the rest of the Royal Family at the attraction in time for her upcoming nuptials to Prince Harry.
Among the crowd that gathered to celebrate the news was Royalist and self-proclaimed ‘unofficial’ Town Crier, Anthony Appleton. The 81 year old announced the glad tidings with a bell and a bellow.
With the finished figure due to be unveiled in early May the details, including Her Royal Likeness’ chosen outfit and stance, remain a tightly guarded secret. The choice will reflect an iconic moment in Meghan’s royal journey so far and fans will have to keep their eyes peeled.
Madame Tussauds London’s General Manager Edward Fuller, said: “Excitement for the royal couple’s wedding reaches across the globe so it will come as no surprise that we’ve been secretly working away on a Meghan Markle figure since news of the royal engagement broke.
“It’s clear that the public has already taken Meghan to their hearts. One half of arguably the most famous couple in the world right now she’s already made her own mark as a humanitarian and role model. We’re excited to give guests the chance to ‘meet’ her in attraction later this year.”
The news of Meghan’s upcoming arrival marks the start of a right royal summer of celebrations at Madame Tussauds London with further regal announcements expected in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, as excitement for the wedding continues to build across the Atlantic, Madame Tussauds New York will also announce it is set to launch its own Meghan Markle figure this summer – marking the first time a U.S. citizen will join the British Royal Family in 80 years.