Shaw wrote the song after ending a long-term relationship. She moved out of her former partner's apartment the same day Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they were engaged. She explained to the Scottish newspaper The National
that as she struggled to come to terms with the breakup she found comfort in reading all the pictures and interviews about the royal couple.
"I get quite obsessive about certain topics, and I became invested in their story. It was the tabloid coverage of their engagement and relationship that fascinated me - the veiled references to her race, and her life - it creeped me out," she said. "I think how she has been portrayed is shockingly old fashioned, despite the subject of the royal family and whether they should be there as a whole. She is a human being and also a woman and the way that women are written about in the press generally quite often is really disturbing."