BBC News appears to have confused the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Madame Tussauds sculptures for the real people, in a blunder that can only be interpreted as a huge compliment to the artist.

During a segment this morning, which discussed Prince Harry's new eco-conscious travel initiative, a screen in the studio behind the presenter and guests showed an image of the royal couple

But viewers were quick to spot that it was actually a photo of their wax figures, and criticise the BBC for a lack of attention to detail – although others clearly found the gaffe highly amusing.

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The new initiative sees Prince Harry partnering with a number of travel companies including Booking.com, Skyscanner and TripAdvisor to launch, Travalyst.

The partnership has a broad brief of "encouraging sustainable tourism practices” by improving conservation, environmental protection and expanding local development.

It comes after heavy criticism towards Meghan and Harry for their use of carbon-heavy private jets despite their championing of environmental issues.

Earlier this year, Madame Tussauds been separated the scuptures to reflect Meghan’s “independent celebrity status”.

The Duchess's waxwork was moved into the “A-list party room” alongside Priyanka Chopra, the Beckhams and Tom Hardy.

The BBC told The Independent that using the photo of the waxworks was "an error that was immediately corrected".

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