A British king who fled the country to pursue his love for an American divorcee

Saurabh

In recent years, two British royals made headlines by leaving their royal duties and moving to America. However, this was not the first time it had occurred; it was simply a case of history repeating itself. Both incidents included a British Royal who fell in love with a beautiful American divorcee.

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In 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson. He and Simpson then moved to the United States, where they lived the rest of their lives.

In 2020, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, also left the British royal family and moved to California. They have said that they wanted to live a more independent life and raise their children away from the media spotlight.

It's rare for a British royal to leave the family and move to America. However, both King Edward VIII and Prince Harry have cited similar reasons for their decisions, including a desire for privacy and a more independent life.

King Edward VIII's decision to abdicate the throne was met with controversy at the time. However, he and Simpson were eventually accepted by the American public. They lived a quiet life in the United States and died in 1972 and 1986, respectively.

Prince Harry and Meghan's decision to leave the royal family has also been met with mixed reactions. Some people have supported their decision, while others have criticized them for abandoning their royal duties. The couple has said that they are committed to their new life in America and that they are excited to start a new chapter.

Source: Britannica

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Saurabh is a Computer Science Engineer pursuing his writing interests. He enjoys researching current events/news as well as Evergreen Topics and has also been writing on Medium, Quora and Vocal.

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