Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made history last week with their decision to leave the Royal family and become financially independent.
It was a shocking decision — but not completely without precedent. Over the years there have been a few members of the British Royal family who have abdicated, stepped down, or renounced their Royal titles.
Some chose love, some chose normalcy, some didn’t have a choice at all! See all those who paved the way for the (former?) Duke and Duchess of Sussex (below)!
King Edward VIII
This would be a truly romantic story if not for some, uh, Nazis.
In 1936, King Edward VIII met and fell in love with an American woman named Wallis Simpson. Unfortunately she was married and had to get a divorce (her second, actually) in order to marry Edward. That was unacceptable to the Church of England, of which the King is the head,…
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