Di-worshippers should consider the trial of Queen Caroline, wife of
George IV, who was a total lout as a husband but took exception to
Caroline's traveling Europe and the Holy Land with a bunch of
third-rate nobility and one, mmm, probably negotiable young man. The
case against Caroline is awfully familiar by modern Di (and Clinton)
watcher standards; witnesses remember nothing, or more than is
plausible; stains on the bedlinen, unlikely gifts, restroom
arrangements, and "what anyone would assume" are dragged into the
record; Caroline's infidelity would have counted as treason, except
that her young man was neither an English subject nor on English soil.
Popular opinion swung from one party to the other. In the end, the Bill
of Pains and Penalties against her was neither rejected nor passed - it
was shelved - leaving it as an embarrassment to everyone.
So wrote clew in
History (19th c.).