Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were told they could not be half in the Royal Family after their decision to step away from their senior roles. It has since been compared to King Edward VIII who abdicated the throne to marry Wallis Simpson. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, UK correspondent Max Colchester, said: “They couldn’t have it both ways because people in the palace fear that they would effectively overshadow some of the other royals.”
The publication explained: “In 1936, King Edward VIII faced a similar fate.
“After he abdicated to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson, he gave up his title and became the Duke of Windsor.
“His brother George became King and the Duke ended up living in France.”
Mr Colchester added: “The Duke of Windsor left the UK because the Royal Family feared that he would hog the limelight away from his brother, George.”
It comes as the Duchess of Sussex was advised “it would be best if she could be 50 percent less”, according to Oprah Winfrey.
The talk show star said Meghan confided in her in 2018, and the conversation left Winfrey “disheartened”.
Winfrey appeared on US breakfast show CBS This Morning to discuss her bombshell interview with Meghan and the Duke of Sussex and recalled a conversation she had with Meghan when she first approached her in 2018.
She told the programme: “She had just joined the royal family and she shared a conversation with me then that made me feel…