Harry and Meghan should learn from Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson’s exile

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal exit draws irresistible pitfall parallels to the Duke of Windsor

who wed a divorced American woman of his own, Wallis Simpson.

The Duke of Windsor died in May 1972 — just over 50 years ago

after almost 40 years spent in exile from the Royal Family.

It’s an exile that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex should perhaps study

because the parallels between the marital lives of the two couples is uncanny.

The future Edward Vlll was a good-looking, popular, charismatic young man

who made no secret of his wish to modernize the monarchy.

But his desire to marry Wallis Simpson — like Meghan Markle,

a divorced American — cost him his throne and led to him being cut off from friends and family,

as I write about in my new book, “Traitor King: The Scandalous Exile of the Duke & Duchess of Windsor” (Pegasus Books).