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Who is Wallis Simpson? The American who nearly destroyed the British royal family

Who is Wallis Simpson? The American who nearly destroyed the British royal family

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially engaged,but this isnt the first time a royal has married an American. The last time it happened it nearly caused the collapse of the British Monarchy. Wallis Simpson caused controversy when she became entangled with Edward VIII. Like Markle, Simpson was a divorcee. But the 1930s was a much less forgiving time. People thought Simpson was politically, socially, and morally unsuitable to be potentially Queen. The only way Edward could marry Simpson was to abdicate the throne, which he did on 10 December 1936. In the next year Edward married Simpson in France. This time however it seems to be smoother sailing for Harry and Meghans wedding,which is set for Spring 2018.
Nov 29, 2017
By Staff Reporter
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry

Clarence House have announced on 27 November that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged to be married. The wedding is due to take place in Spring 2018, with Prince Harry informing the Queen and asking Markle s parents for their blessing.
Nov 27, 2017
By Staff Reporter
Charles Manson was the ultimate white supremacist

Charles Manson was the ultimate white supremacist

Charles Manson, the leader of a 1960s cult whose followers murdered seven people, died of natural causes at the age 83 on 19 November 19. Mansons death was confirmed by Debra Tate, sister of actress Sharon Tate, who was one among the seven killed in 1969.
Nov 20, 2017
By Staff Reporter
Thailand begins royal cremation for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Thailand begins royal cremation for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Amid beating drums, the whistle of an ancient flute and an artillery salute, Thailand began an elaborate cremation ceremony for revered late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday (26 October). The late kings body, which had been lying in state at the palace since his death a year ago, was moved to the cremation area on Wednesday night. The 18th century chariot carrying the royal urn weighs nearly 14 tonne and was pulled by more than 200 soldiers.
Oct 26, 2017
By Staff Reporter