A royal expert has claimed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could fade away into obscurity if they keep distancing themselves from the royal family.

Nick Bullen, who has ties to the palace and is the CEO of True Royalty TV, told Fox News the couple could end up as "awkward guests".

He drew a comparison to Harry’s great-great-uncle Edward VIII, who gave up his title to wed American divorcee Wallis Simpson and later toured Nazi Germany as Adolf Hitler's guest.

After abdicating, the Nazi-sympathisers moved to France and fell out of favour before spending the rest of their lives abroad, reports Mail Online.

Although the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently at the top of the showbiz world following their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey and huge deals with Netflix, Bullen asked if this would always be the case.

"How long will Harry and Meghan Markle's value stay at such a high level?" the historian said in light of his new show exploring similarities between Harry and Edward VIII.

He also said that the Edward and Wallis Simpson fallout should be a warning for the duo.

"It may seem far from now, but it will happen," he predicted.

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"What will happen to Harry and Meghan 10 years from now? Will they be the same stars they are now? Some historians have suggested that this is unlikely."

But Bullen pointed out how at ease Edward VIII was with his abdication and told how the royal claimed "love had triumphed over politics".

Similar to Harry, Edward VIII also penned an explosive memoir after stepping down from royal duties.

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A King's Story, published in a ghost-written book in 1951, explained his "birth and title" should not "set (him) apart from other people".

The literature could end up being similar to Prince Harry’s memoirs, set to be published next year via publisher Penguin Random House.

The Duke says it will be from the perspective of "the man he had become" rather than the "prince he was born".

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