In the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tail, “The Princess and the Pea” a prince is searching for a true princess to marry. Apparently in 1835 there were a plethora of imitation princesses and the discriminating prince had to exercise due caution.
During a thunder and rainstorm a princess just happened to seek out shelter at the castle, but still he wanted to be sure she was the genuine article. So to discern the trueness of the bedraggled princess the old queen devised a test for her. She put a pea under a pile 20 mattresses and 20 eiderdown beds. Which makes me feel very bad for the poor eider ducks who had to give up all their eiderdown.
In the morning the old queen asked the princess how she slept and the princess said she slept very poorly indeed, for there was something very hard in her bed. Strangely this was the correct answer for the prince for only a true princess could be so sensitive as that!
At this point I would like to interject that in 2010 some would refer to this as “high maintenance” instead of princess like.
I’m sure there is a moral to Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tail but the moral of this story is one you may have heard before:
I keep telling you not all cavaliers are princesses!
We hope you enjoyed this bedtime story of “A Cavalier Version of the Princess and the Pea” as much as Maizey obviously did!