Kim Kardashian has lowered her smartphone game to a new level, featuring a prince and princess who want to escape an “unwelcoming” royal family, after being accused of cashing in on Megxit.
A source close to Kim told DailyMail.com the reality TV star was not aware of the history of the game Royal Runaways until Tuesday – and “immediately took action to make sure it was took of “.
“She is disappointed that this has happened and has called for an internal investigation to make sure this misstep does not happen again,” the source told us.
Kim, 40, launched her app in 2014, encouraging fans to follow the game and progress through different levels – making your “journey” easier by purchasing K Coins. The app is free, but the cheapest way to buy K Coins is to buy 1250 for $ 99.99.
Her latest addition to the app, Royal Runaways, featured a character called Princess Bianca and her husband, Prince Aston, talking about leaving royal life and having a showdown with the Queen.
Fans were quick to point out the comparison between the characters and the actual British royal drama with Prince Harry and Meghan.
Characters: Kim Kardashian’s smartphone game got a new level with a prince and princess who want to escape an “unwelcoming” royal family
Entrepreneur: Reality star Kim, 40 (pictured last week) launched her Hollywood app in June 2014 and has now added the Royal Runaways tier to the game.
After an angry backlash, game makers Glu Mobile confirmed that they had removed the game.
“We have heard a lot of valuable comments around our recent quest for Prince Aston and Princess Bianca,” a spokesperson told DailyMail.com.
“It’s clear that we missed the mark with this, and we sincerely apologize. We did not intend to direct any negativity at any particular person or group of people. The content is no longer live in the game. “
On the game, the couple give an interview – similar to their recent bombshell with Oprah Winfrey – where Bianca says, “Prince Aston has done everything in his power to welcome me into the royal family.
“Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for everyone in his family.
“The Queen is a symbol of tradition, but as times change some traditions may become outdated.
A fan told the publication he was “shocked” at the new level and said the characters were “obviously based on Meghan and Harry”.
Honest: On the game, the couple give an interview – similar to the recent bombshell with Oprah Winfrey – where Bianca says: “Prince Aston has done everything in his power to welcome me into the royal family”
Embarrassing: she then goes on to say: “Unfortunately, I can’t say the same about everyone in her family”
Candide: Bianca adds: “The queen is a symbol of tradition, but as times change some traditions may become outdated”
They added that the game is’in bad taste ”given what the Queen has recently experienced with the loss of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.
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Players are transported to Kim’s world, where the Hollywood sign has been replaced with her last name.
Your goal is to move from celebrity status on the “Email List” to that of the “A List”, where Kim obviously resides.
Players interact with Kim and make decisions, which affects their progress. You can increase your chances by making in-app purchases for new clothes, accessories, and luxury goods such as your home decor and dresses.
Forbes calculated that in 2015, the app grossed him $ 20 million.
In February, Glu, which makes Kardashian’s app, was bought by Electronic Arts for $ 2.1 billion.
It’s unclear how much she makes with the app, but last year the company reported $ 540.5 million in revenue. Its application previously accounted for more than half of the company’s turnover.
On Royal Runaways, the player has to hold an auction that will help the Prince and Princess once they leave royal life, while Kim is sent to take care of the press.
Bianca then sets up an interview with the player to discuss their reasons for leaving the royal family which the player says “rocked the crown”.
The game then continues to show the couple having dinner with the Queen telling the player, “I guess you’re pretty proud of yourself digging into my family’s stuff on TV.”
Bianca then announces: “After much thought and deliberation, my husband and I have decided to do it. . . LEAVE the Royal Family.
Prince Aston adds: “There is nothing I wouldn’t do to keep my wife happy. “
A message then appears on the screen, saying, “I fully support my friends @Prince_Aston and @Princess_Bianca in their decision and wish them the best from the bottom of my heart. #Friends forever.’
It comes after Prince Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior royals last January and have since conducted a series of high-profile interviews to discuss their decision to leave.
More recently, Prince Harry accused his father, Prince Charles, of making him “suffer” as a child on his new five-part show on AppleTV +, The Me You Can’t See.
In candid talks with Oprah Winfrey, the Duke of Sussex dropped another nuclear ‘truth bomb’ on the Royal Family accusing them of ‘utter silence’ and ‘neglect’ when Meghan was suicidal, and insisting that he would not be “intimidated into the silence” when he alleged that “The Firm” had “tricked” them, spread them out and threw them away.
He said: “I thought my family would help, but every request, request, warning, whatever it is, has just been met in total silence, total neglect,” he told the host of the chat show. “We spent four years trying to make it work. We did everything we could to stay there and continue to play the part and get the job done. But Meghan was struggling.
Showdown: The game then continues to show the couple having dinner with the Queen telling the player, “I guess you’re pretty proud of yourself digging into my family’s business on TV.”
Reaction: Bianca sets up an interview with the player to discuss his reasons for leaving the royal family, which the player later says “rocked the crown”
He added: “This feeling of being trapped within the family, there was no option to leave. Finally, when I made this decision for my family, I was still told, “You can’t do this,” and it’s like, “How bad does it have to be until that I am allowed to do this? “. It [Meghan] was going to end his life. It shouldn’t have to be.
Royal biographer Phil Dampier said Harry’s trip to unveil a statue of Princess Diana with her brother William on July 1 would now be in “grave doubt”, particularly after the Duke of Sussex said London was a “Trigger” of his anxiety.
And royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said there was now ‘clearly a huge rift between the Royal Family and the Sussexes’, while Harry biographer Angela Levin called his appearance ‘bogus and embarrassing’.
It came after the couple first spoke with Oprah in March about leaving the Royal Family over concerns over Meghan’s mental health and the safety of their sons.
Change: This comes after Prince Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior royals last January and have since conducted a series of high-profile interviews to discuss their decision to leave.
Speak: Most recently Prince Harry accused his father Prince Charles of making him ‘suffer’ as a child on his new five-part show AppleTV + The Me You Can’t See