- Town crier revealed model of the former Suits star will come to London in May
- An official announcement was placed outside the gates of Buckingham Palace
- But details of the statue’s outfit and stance remain top-secret until the unveiling
Meghan Markle will be immortalised in wax after Madame Tussauds announced a model of the actress would go on display before her royal wedding to Prince Harry.
Town crier Anthony Appleton proclaimed the news outside the gates of Buckingham Palace after a notice about the latest addition to the central London tourist attraction was placed on a golden easel nearby.
Using an archaic French term meaning ‘hear ye’ that was common in England after the Norman conquest, Mr Appleton bellowed: ‘Oyez! Oyez! Edward Fuller, general manager of Madame Tussauds London, is proud to announce the imminent arrival of her royal likeness Meghan Markle.
‘Meghan will take her place beside her future husband Prince Harry.’
Meghan Markle’s likeness will be displayed alongside the waxwork of Prince Harry in Madame Tussaud’s in central London
Referencing the Californian actress’s past role in legal drama Suits, he dubbed the future princess ‘queen of the courtroom’ and revealed the waxwork will be delivered to the capital in early May.
The future royal’s likeness will join those of Prime Minister Theresa May, US President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UFC fighter Conor McGregor.
The waxwork of Prince Harry (left) was given a makeover to honour his military service as a 30th birthday present to him. The central London tourist attraction also features a waxwork of US President Donald Trump (right)
Details about Meghan’s waxwork, from its outfit to the way it will stand, remain a secret until the unveiling before her May 19 wedding at Windsor Castle.
But Mr Fuller revealed the model has been under construction since Clarence House announced the engagement in November last year.
Prime Minister Theresa May’s waxwork (pictured, left, being maintained by an artist at the London site) appears alongside celebrities such as UFC fighter Conor McGregor (right)
‘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,’ he said.
‘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 the attraction later this year.’