A Royal Marriage: The fairy-tale wedding is complete, but now the real work of being a royal wife begins. From producing babies to supporting good causes, the list of royal duties is endless. There are wonderful perks and privileges but all wives face dangerous pitfalls. From the women who’ve played by the rules, to those who challenged the establishment theirs is a life picked over by a merciless press. In fairy tales, princesses live happily ever after. But in reality, married life for royal wives can be somewhat of a life sentence.