Real-Life Fairy Tales: Americans Who Married Into Royal Families

Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII

Another famous American woman to marry royalty was two-time divorcee Wallis Simpson. Even more remarkable is that in her case Wallis became betrothed to the King of England, King Edward VIII whom ultimately abdicated the throne for her. Back in 1936, it was thought that the people of England would not tolerate having a Queen who had previously been divorced.

Quite a lot has changed because although Meghan Markle will not be Queen, she is also a divorcee. Needless to say, despite proposing several different ways to remain with the royal empire, none of the proposals seemed to suffice so King Edward left the throne in the pursuit of love.