What a bunch of DUMMIES! Bungling BBC News team use image of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Madame Tussauds WAXWORK models during live broadcast about their new travel scheme
- BBC News showed a photograph of Harry and Meghan’s waxworks not real thing
- The royal couple were sculpted by Madame Tussauds and first displayed in 2018
- Royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell was discussing a new Sussex initiative
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have come in for plenty of criticism lately but no-one has accused the engaging former squaddie and his actress wife of being wooden or lifeless – until today.
This morning in its coverage of Harry and Meghan, BBC News displayed an image of waxwork models of the couple, rather than an actual photo of the royal pair, in the background of a studio interview.
The photograph of the Madame Tussauds display filled a screen behind the head of royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell as he discussed the Sussex’s new ‘Travalyst’ initiative focused on sustainability for communities and ecosystems in tourist hot spots.
This morning BBC NEws broadcast a photo of Harry and Meghan’s waxworks accidentally
The image used is clearly this Press Association photograph of the royal couple’s waxworks at Madame Tussauds
How it should have looked: Prince Harry speaking in Amsterdam today during the launch of the travel industry partnership
Viewers were quick to take to social media to point out the Corporation’s production error.
Julia Lloyd said the Beeb had been ‘very naughty’ and Catherine McTaggart added ‘have to laugh’.
Several people were amused by the inconsistency of the subject matter – the couple’s efforts to promote sustainability and use of private air travel – with the amusing image of their waxen visages behind the discussion in the studio.
viewers were unimpressed by the mix up and took to Twitter to poke fun at the Corporation
The waxworks made their own headlines last month when Madame Tussauds took the decision to separate their models of Harry and Meghan from their models of
Meghan was added to the London attraction’s royal gallery in May 2018 and displayed among other royals.
But last month her waxwork hit the headlines again when it was moved to a separate room filled with models of other ‘A List Celebrities’ rather than staying with the rest of the royal family.
The waxworks have Harry dressed in a blue suit and Meghan in a green dress and heels
Meghan’s waxwork was moved to the ‘Tussauds Bar’ last month in what was branded a publicity stunt for the central London attraction
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