Meghan Markle and Harry 'royal split publicity stunt' backfires – 'Times must be tough'

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

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

Commenting on whether Meghan was well-known before becoming Harry’s partner, Lipari quickly added: “No, nobody did (know her), 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 wedding to Prince Harry.

“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 faced 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.

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