Dating divorcee with kids
In 1936, Edward VIII famously abdicated after he was forced to choose between the monarchy and his relationship with twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson.In her Vanity Fair interview, Markle made clear the world's attention on her romance did not faze her.When Britain’s Prince Harry and actor Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Monday, after dating for a little over a year, the couple broke the royal mold in many ways.Markle’s background — she is American and has been married before, for example — will make her stand out among royal brides of the past, though she won’t be the first royal bride to whom those descriptors would apply.Markle married film producer Trevor Engelson in 2011, but the pair divorced two years later.It wouldn't be first time that a British royal has married an American — or a divorcee.In a strongly-worded statement issued through the palace, the prince pleaded for reporters to stop intruding on his girlfriend's privacy.
Harry's past reported girlfriends all shied away from the media limelight, and his sister-in-law, formerly known as Kate Middleton, stayed silent until she and Prince William gave a formal televised interview at Buckingham Palace after their engagement became public.
Some tabloids had alluded to Markle's mixed-race heritage, pointing out she has an African-American mother and a white father.
Markle herself has spoken out about coming to terms with being biracial — both growing up, and in her Hollywood career.
She grew up in Los Angeles, and now lives in Toronto.
She studied at a girls' Roman Catholic high school before attending Northwestern University in Illinois, where she studied theater and international relations.Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin told the King that he had to choose between being King and being Simpson’s husband, as the Church of England did not recognize marriages to divorcées and, as the British monarch, Edward was also the head of the Church of England. In July 2002, the church loosened its restrictions, acknowledging that “some marriages regrettably do fail” and that “there are exceptional circumstances” and that “the decision as to whether or not to solemnize such a marriage in church after divorce rests with the minister.” (The marriage of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall is the second for them both, and the stakes would be far lower for Prince Harry anyway: He’ll be sixth in line for the throne after the birth of his older brother’s third child.) In 1936, King Edward chose Mrs.