Oh me too! Isn't it funny the things that one notices?
That reminded me of a fact of royal life that has always irked me. There was a time when, in England, having an affaire with the Princess of Wales (or the Queen) was an act of treason, punishable by death. At the same time, being the acknowledged mistress of the Prince of Wales (or the King) was actually an "honored" position in society. I understand it -- the King producing a handful of bastard children would have no impact on the line of succession but the Queen having an affaire could result in an heir to the throne that was NOT of the royal bloodline, and that would then call into question the whole "divine right of kings" that underlies monarchies. But still, that double-standard pisses me off (though, based on Diana's behavior this season, she wasn't too concerned about it.)
Well, I'm sad this season is over. I didn't enjoy this season as much as prior seasons and I think that is due -- in part -- to my having lived through the events shown in this season, while the prior seasons were much more revelatory to me. I look forward to Season 5 but, given that they're going to make us wait a year and a half for it, I'm feeling a bit frustrated right now. But I guess if that's how long it takes to brings us all those amazing scenes, filmed in locations that can pass for the real thing, then that's what it takes.