The ‘fascinating connections’ between Prince Harry and disgraced Edward VIII – ‘It goes far deeper’
Prince Harry and his great-great-uncle Edward VIII have “fascinating” parallels, according to a royal expert.
The connections, according to Nick Bullen, co-founder and editor-in-chief of True Royalty TV, go “far deeper” than the two royals marrying American divorcees. Mr Bullen mentioned that both Harry and Edward had quarrels with their brothers.
The Duke of Sussex is also working on a memoir, and Edward published his own autobiography in 1951.
“It’s fascinating when you draw the parallels between the two,” Mr Bullen told Fox News.
“Both of them married American divorced ladies.
“We all know that, but there’s a lot more to it than that.
“Edward and his brother had their own sibling rivalry, which can be linked to Harry’s tough relationship with Prince William.
“However, Edward and his brother Bertie [King George VI] never truly reconciled.
“And when Edward published his book, it was the first time a senior member of the royal family had done so.
“And he was well compensated at the time.
“It was possibly the highest-paid book at the time.
“It had a huge impact on me.
“How much of an impact will Harry have now?”
After little than a year as king, Edward abdicated in 1936 to marry Wallis Simpson.
The king moved to France after abdicating his throne.
George VI, Edward’s younger brother, succeeded him.
Meanwhile, after leaving his royal duties with Meghan Markle last year, Harry is settling into a new life in America.
The Duke recently stated that he is working on a memoir that will be published next year.