Wallis Simpson, later known as the Duchess of Windsor, was an American socialite whose intended marriage to the British king Edward VIII caused a constitutional crisis that led to Edward's abdication. Wallis grew up in Baltimore, Maryland.
A popular, playful Prince falls in love with the self-conscious US, a divorced woman, the scorned lands, by a hostile British press. In Harry and Megan, some royal watchers see echoes of Edward Viii and Wallis Simpson , the couple at The Heart of the abdication crisis in eight decades. But not the comparison hold? It could do, if The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the end of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor's life and tormented exile.
On the tip doomed, as the social climber from Baltimore, Maryland, row house, Simpson was reviled as a cheap adventure, a lesbian, a nymphomaniac, a Nazi spy, and a hermaphrodite.
she was depicted as a sexual sorceress, who allegedly learned to "ancient Chinese skills" in the brothels of Shanghai, where they stationed her first husband, a U.S. Navy pilot, had.
But the media attacks on Simpson were not only in print.
the abdication crisis became apparent, Simpson to France fled, pursued across the country by the reporters in Cannes.
wich is this "starved besieged army," as you described, in chases, and sometimes by crawling through a bathroom window.Edward and Wallis became increasingly not so the Constitution, given to bitter seismic
Anne Sebba , author of The Woman The Life of Wallis Simpson , says Harry and Meghan's decision to step back from Royal duties is, by far, legally, that Simpson has been accused of nearly the destruction of The British monarchy and Empire.
Sebba tells the BBC: "We live in the year 1936, when the people were appalled by divorced women.
"you were expecting it to herald would a godless society, where everyone would get a divorce.
Simpson received sack-loads of hate E-Mails, often misogynist.
she wrote in her memoirs: "There are a few expletives, for my sex that was missing from my morning tray. "read all about it: the news of the resignation sent shock waves far beyond the UK
According to Hugo Vickers ' biography, Behind Closed doors, the Tragic, Untold Story of Wallis Simpson , The Queen once said: "The Two People that caused me The Most problems in My Life are Wallis Simpson and Hitler. "
Continuing the theme, Simpson's childhood friend, Mary Kirk, of The Royal wife cuckolded second husband, Ernest Simpson , wrote in the diary of her former love rival: "I think, as a people, think, Hitler, an evil force... full of animal cunning".
Princess Margaret, according to her uncle, the beloved as "the terrible woman".
The popular tale bears, that Edward was already told by Harry was a wimp, manipulated by an ambitious and demanding lover.
Alan "Tommy" Lascelles, his Private Secretary , said he realized after a long conversation with The Prince in the year 1927, that "words like 'decency', 'honesty', 'duty', 'would', and so on, absolutely nothing meant for Him ".
The Royal consigliere closed, Edward was ruined by an "Archangel".
Apart from Edward times of war spell as Governor of The Bahamas , neither he nor his wife can ever work again.
Olivette Otele, Britain's first black female history professor, points out that, while Meghan is a successful actress, activist and lifestyle blogger, was that Simpson never had a job in your life.
"one was a socialite," says the University of Bristol lecturer "and The Other is an independent, successful woman, earning rely on their own income. "
Prof Otele says: "the covert and open racist attacks" against The Duchess of Sussex, who is of mixed race, are a reason as to why it is "completely nonsensical", to the Parallels between the two.
A miniature court, in exile, surrounded by the coat of arms of the kings Edward and Wallis spent the rest of her life sponge off wealthy friends.
"Twenty years I worked for My Country , and you kicked me on my ass," the embittered Duke said a friend.
Perhaps The Greatest irony of all, for the so-called fairy-tale romance of The Century is that most of the biographers agree that Edward had set aside his crown thrown for a woman who doesn't love really Him .Archie was baptized in a private ceremony that The Press and public were excluded
On the Windsor's " long nights, whisky would be served After Dinner , and "she had nothing to say, so that the contents of the carafe, just went slowly down, down, down, down, down," recalls her Private Secretary , John Utter.
According to Andrew Morton , the book of Wallis in love, Simpson ' s heart is actually your friend, Herman Rodgers, a wealthy Yale belonged to graduate.
The Windsors also miffed by their fading glory.
Charles Pick, the publisher of The Duchess ' 1956 memoirs, The Heart Has Its reasons, said that, to complain about when they met for the first time to discuss her book, Simpson rose from a chaise lounge pushed up from the newspaper, the front pages of Marilyn Monroe .
In 1966, The Duke and Duchess took a train to Vienna, Austria, and bitching about the paparazzi, which she expected to find lurking in your goal.
But noticed a help that you could not hide your disappointment, if not a photographer a reality.
As Harry and Meghan embrace a kind of semi-exile, you may do well to note some of the advice from Shakespeare.