Kim Kardashian is pulling out her new smartphone game with a prince and princess looking to escape an ‘unwelcoming’ royal family after she was accused of cashing in on Megxit.
A source close to Kim told DailyMail.com that until today the reality star was unaware of the Royal Runaways game’s storyline – and “ took immediate steps to ensure it was removed. ”
“She is disappointed that this has happened and has requested an internal investigation to ensure 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 Runways, featured a character named Princess Bianca and her husband, Prince Aston, who talked about quitting royal life and having a showdown with the Queen.
Fans were quick to point out the comparison between the characters and the real British royal drama with Prince Harry and Meghan.
Characters: Kim Kardashian’s smartphone game featuring a prince and a princess seeking to escape an ‘unwelcoming’ royal family has reportedly been accused of cashing in on Megxit
Entrepreneur: Reality star Kim, 40, (pictured last week) launched her Hollywood app in June 2014 and has now added the Royal Runaways level to the game
After an angry response, game creators Glu Mobile confirmed that they had removed the game.
“We have heard a lot of valuable feedback about our recent search for Prince Aston and Princess Bianca,” a spokesperson told DailyMail.com.
Clearly, we missed the mark, and we sincerely apologize. We did not intend to direct any negativity towards any particular person or groups of people. The content is no longer live in-game. ‘
About the game, the couple gives an interview – similar to their recent bombshell at Oprah Winfrey – where Bianca says: ‘Prince Aston has done everything to welcome me into the royal family.
Unfortunately, I cannot say the same about everyone in their family.
The queen is a symbol of tradition, but as times change some traditions may become obsolete.
One fan told the publication they were ‘shocked’ at the new level, saying the characters were ‘clearly based on Meghan and Harry’.
Fair: About the game, the couple gives an interview – similar to the recent bombshell at Oprah Winfrey – where Bianca says: ‘Prince Aston has done everything to welcome me to the royal family’
Awkwardly: She then goes on to say, ‘Unfortunately, I can’t say the same about everyone in his family’
Candid: Bianca adds, ‘The Queen is a symbol of tradition, but as times change some traditions may become obsolete’
They added that the game is’in bad taste ‘given the recent experience of the Queen with the loss of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.
How to Win with Kim’s Celebrity-Inspired App
It is free to download Kim Kardashian: Hollywood to your phone.
Players are transported to Kim’s world, where the Hollywood sign has been replaced with her family name.
Your goal is to go from an ‘E-list’ celebrity to the ‘A-list’, where Kim clearly resides.
Gamers interact with Kim and make decisions, which affects their progress. You can increase your chances by making in-app purchases for new clothing, accessories and luxury items such as home decorations and dresses.
Forbes calculated that the app earned her $ 20 million in 2015.
In February, Glu, which makes Kardashian’s app, was bought by Electronic Arts for $ 2.1 billion.
It’s unclear how much she’s making from the app, but last year the company had sales of $ 540.5 million. Her app previously accounted for more than half of the company’s revenue.
On Royal Runaways, the player must hold an auction that will help the prince and princess once they leave royal life, while Kim is sent to deal with the press.
Bianca then arranges an interview with the player to discuss why they left the royal family, which the player later says is ‘shaking the crown’.
The game then continues to show the couple having dinner with the Queen saying to the player, ‘I suppose you are quite proud of yourself digging into my family’s business on television’.
Bianca then announces: ‘After much thought and deliberation, my husband and I decided to do that. . . LEAVE the royal family. ‘
Prince Aston added, “There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to ensure my wife’s happiness.”
A message will then appear on the screen saying, ‘I fully support my friends @Prince_Aston and @Princess_Bianca in their decision and wish them all the best from the bottom of my heart. #Friends for ever.’
It comes after Prince Harry and Meghan stepped back as senior members of the royal family last January and have since held a series of high-profile interviews about their decision to leave.
Most recently Prince Harry accused his father Prince Charles of making him ‘suffer’ as a child on his new AppleTV + five-part show, The Me You Can’t See.
In candid interviews with Oprah Winfrey, the Duke of Sussex dropped another nuclear ‘truth bomb’ on the royal family, accusing them of ‘total silence’ and ‘neglect’ when Meghan was suicidal, insisting that he should not ‘keep silent’ would be bullied ‘when he claimed that’ The Firm ‘was’ caught’, smeared and dumped them.
He said, “I thought my family would help, but every question, every request, every warning, whatever it is just got total silence, total neglect,” he told the chat show host. ‘We’ve been trying to make it work for four years. We did everything we could to stay there and continue to do the role and the job. But Meghan struggled.
Confrontation: The game then proceeds to show the couple having dinner with the queen saying to the player, ‘I suppose you are quite proud of yourself digging into my family’s business on television’
Response: Bianca hosts an interview with the player to discuss why they left the royal family, which the player later says is ‘shaking the crown’
He added: ‘That feeling of being trapped in the family, there was no option to leave. When I finally made that decision for my family, I was still told, “You can’t do this,” and it’s like, “Well, how bad does it have to get before I get to do this?” They [Meghan] would end her life. It shouldn’t come to that. ‘
Royal biographer Phil Dampier said Harry’s journey to unveil a statue of Princess Diana with his brother William on July 1 will now be in ‘serious doubt’, especially after the Duke of Sussex said London is a ‘trigger’ for his fear.
And royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said there is now “clearly a huge divide between the royal family and the Sussexes,” while Harry’s biographer Angela Levin called his appearance “fake and embarrassing.”
It came after the couple first spoke to Oprah in March about leaving the royal family over concerns about Meghan’s mental health and the safety of their sons.
Change: It comes after Prince Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior members of the royal family last January and have since conducted a series of high-profile interviews about their decision to leave
Talk: Most recently, Prince Harry accused his father Prince Charles of letting him ‘suffer’ as a child on his new AppleTV + five-part show, The Me You Can’t See