Prince Harry’s future? Prince Edward won “some money” with the royal family | Royal | New
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have adopted ‘dynamic new roles’ since leaving the royal family, in a move similar to what the Duke’s ancestor Prince Edward attempted to do after abdicating the throne in 1936. The Sussexes are often compared to the ancients. King Edward VIII, who left the royal family, then wrote a series of newspaper articles and an autobiography on his experiences as a senior royal.
Royal historian Ed Owens said: “Originally Edward wanted to have a more dynamic role as a representative of the royal family abroad living in the United States or living in Europe, but his brother George VI, the new king, and the courtiers refused him this. more dynamic role.
“Sometimes he would come back and write a series of newspaper articles, talking about his past life, talking about the abdication crisis.
“It made him some money, and then he kind of disappeared again.
“In the case of Harry and Meghan, they now exist on the outskirts of the wider royal family, and yet they have embraced dynamic new roles.
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“They want to do things for themselves, they want to make their own money, they want to seize new philanthropic opportunities and promote new causes.”
Prince Edward, the eldest son of George V and Queen Mary of Teck, succeeded the throne on January 20, 1936 and became King Edward VIII.
His reign was short-lived, however, as it became apparent that he could not marry his lover Wallis Simpson, a two-time divorced American.
As head of the Church of England, the monarch had to abide by the teachings of the Church and was unable to divorce.
The British government, palace courtiers and the general public were also strongly opposed to the idea.
Since their departure from the royal family in January 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have had a strained relationship with their royal relatives.
The Duke of Sussex has vowed to reveal an “accurate and quite truthful” account of his life, and said he will write it “”not as the prince that I was born but as the man that I have become “.
His memoirs are expected to cover his childhood, his military career and royal working time, as well as his role as a father and husband.
Ghost-written by Pulitzer Prize winner J. R. Moehringer, it will hit libraries next fall, with the proceeds from the book sales going to charity.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle currently reside in Montecito, California with their two young children.