Written by Hans Christian Andersen, The Princess and the Pea is a fairytale that makes even modern royalty look undemanding.
It tells the tale of an incredibly picky prince who was having trouble finding himself a bride.
Actually he knew who he wanted for his bride but she was a married woman who chain-smoked, and frankly she thought the whole idea of being under a microscope as the wife of the future king was rubbish.
Oh wait. That was a more recent prince.
Anyway, he was forced to look far and wide… rather, told his staff to look far and wide… yet continuously found himself paired with women who he didn’t believe were princesses because of things like bad table manners or being too thin. Or too fat.