Royal Family
The Royal family look out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. Getty Images/Chris Jackson

King Edward VIII abdicated from the throne because he chose his relationship with Wallis Simpson.

But on the online forum site Quora, royal fans are wondering whether or not this was really the case. Some royal fans are convinced that King Edward VIII just use Simpson as an excuse to abdicate from the throne because he feared the huge responsibility of leading the monarchy.

Sallie Smythe, an avid reader of royal biographies, said that King Edward VIII became besotted with Simpson after meeting her. After he was crowned King, he found royal duty dull and boring and opted to tie the knot with the American divorcee.

“Edward and Wallis remained married until his death in 1972. It was not a particularly happy union… Wallis was bored and Edward was insanely jealous… It didn’t help when Wallis conducted a three-year affair gay Woolworth’s heir, Jimmy Donahue,” she said.

Harold Meredith, a resident of the United Kingdom, said that he knows for a fact Edward VIII wanted to become King. However, he simply just chose love over his duty.

Frank Vijt said that King Edward VIII did not use Simpson as an excuse to abdicate from the throne. And Simpson did not also use King Edward VIII in any way.

“I used to think that Wallis was a bit of a Meghan Markle, a social climber without scruples, who got her claws into the catch of the century and was not prepared to let go. Lately, however, I changed my mind, not in the least because she stayed with him even when there was nothing left to gain,” he said.

Edward VIII and Simpson stayed married to each other until the former’s death in 1971. Edward VIII’s abdication changed the monarchy in a huge way. George VI assumed the throne, and his eldest daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, became his successor.

If not for Edward VIII’s abdication, Her Majesty wouldn’t have been named Queen years ago.