Meghanfreude is the glee we feel watching a royal by marriage roil the royal family, and let’s face it, we all have a bad case of it. But let’s not be too hard on ourselves.

Assassinations, climate disasters, pedophilia scandals, Donald Trump—these days we are worn down by so many assaults on decency that there is a certain comfort in wallowing in an antiquated attachment to order and etiquette.