After directing her new movie, W.E, Madonna has told how she has never felt as loved by a man as Wallis Simpson was by King Edward VIII.
The pop queen turned film director said that she believes men "want power" and that they will "kill to have it".
But Madonna, 53, told The Radio Times that King Edward was an exception.
"Men want power and they will kill to have it. If you look back in history, how many wars have been waged to win the throne?
"And here's a man who walked away from that for love. And so for a romantic like me, I would say: 'Wow, to be loved like that!'."
Twice-divorced Madonna, whose current partner is 24-year-old dancer Brahim Zaibat, said:
"I've been asked many times if I would give up everything for love. And I think it's important to understand that with love, and in all relationships, you have to give up something."
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