We commonly think that kings and leaders have no idea what is going on with the commoners. The royals in France, just before the French Revolution in 1789 were also thought to be living in luxury, having no contact with the miserable reality. This is where the story of the phrase “Let them it cake”, or “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” starts.
It is usually said, that when the revolution started, Marie Antoinette asked “why are they revolting?”
One replied that “They have no bread to eat” and she infamously answered “Let them eat cake!”
However, all sources point that not only Marie Antoinette didn’t say this phrase at all, she was a princess that was very close to the people knowing even individuals’ problems.