Maybe there’s a reason that most fairy tales end with the royal wedding, opting to leave the rest of the princess’ story to the readers’ imagination.
As it turns out, once the vows are exchanged and the crowns placed atop the noggins, life for commoners-turned-royals can be a real pain in the arse.
For an example of this phenomenon, look no further than the ridiculous furor over Meghan Markle’s latest Instagram post.
"Each time a women stands up for herself without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women," reads the pic in the post.
"Maya Angelou was an American poet, singer, civil rights activist and was hailed as a new kind of memoirist—inspiring people around the world as one of the first African-American women who openly discussed their personal life in order to help others," the caption reads.
"These words, used in The Duchess’ speech on the opening day of the Southern Africa Tour in Nyanga, South Africa, surrounded by the inspiring Mbokobo girls, should always be a reminder that no matter how big or small, your voice has a purpose."
Pretty powerful stuff.
Surely, a welcome change of pace from the days when royal-peasant interactions were limited to tossing some schillings from a gilded carriage as it rolled through the streets of Typhoid Town, or maybe an occasional Sunday afternoon beheading, right?
Well … for the most part.
At least in those days, the peasants couldn’t talk back.
As you may have noticed, there’s a typo in the post, and because we live in an age in which everyone walks around with a bag of rotten produce awaiting the chance to hurl it at the first person to step out of line, Harry and Meg are bearing the full brunt of the Typo Gestapo.
"I love this! But it’s ‘WOMAN’" one commenter pointed out.
"I’m so glad I’m not the only person frustrated by that!!" another replied.
"Each time a woman," a third echoed.
"Isn’t there a spelling/ grammatical error in the first line? Shouldn’t it be ‘Each time a woman’ and not each time a women?" wrote a fourth as though we somehow still haven’t gotten the point.
Look, we’re sure Harry and Meghan’s self-esteem can withstand a few jabs from the weirdos who spend their free time on IG expressing their displeasure with various public figures.
But still, the timing of this is a little weird.
After all, this is the first time that the Sussexes have been bombarded with negative comments on their own page.
And it follows on the heels of Harry bashing the British press for mistreating Meghan.
From the start of her relationship with Harry, Meghan has been held to a higher standard than most royals.
Remember when the London media got their knickers in a twist over her failure to curtsy properly?
Yeah, things haven’t really gotten better since then.,
In fact, they’ve gotten worse, as now, when editors in London look at a Piers Morgan op-ed arguing that Meghan ruined Harry’s life by marrying and providing with a child, they apparently think, "Sure, that looks like a solid, non-racist piece of journalism for a legitimate media outlet to publish."
We’re not saying Meghan is above criticism at all times — we’re just saying she already gets ragged on enough, so maybe think twice before you roast her over a typo.