I am reading a book about the daughters of Tsar Nicholas II and Alexandra. In it, they talk about the mistrust of Alexandra in Russia because of her English/German background. It also didn't help that she struggled to bear the all important male heir. As such, she faced a lot of press speculation and rumors. One rumor was that she didn't pay homage to a shine before her wedding said to ensure the birth of an heir. Another was that, when they finally did have a boy, they had actually switched out a fifth daughter for a male child they passed as their own. It just made me think of all the speculation royals, especially Meghan, have gone through and how some things never change.