Marina and Eileen come from a very long line of noble royal fighters. Part of the reason the royals bagged the throne was they led the defence of the realm when it was being attacked by outside forces and it was felt giving them the crown was an appropriate way of thanking them. Eileen certainly believes it’s become a bit of a curse and has no wish to inherit it herself. Jennifer was horrified to learn she wasn’t just half fairy but half royal fairy. She got out of dressing up in a posh frock and a crown when she was a kid.
Eileen of course spent her time in the realm fighting foul fiends and dragons. Jennifer has no wish to emulate her mother though has had to kill a dragon and an ogre herself already. The Kingdom thinks nothing of this. It has, in its view, had to kill since not long after its inception. Magic tends to attract those greedy for power. Eileen’s constant watchfulness and criticism of her own side has been to make sure that can’t be said for them - at least with any justification. Eileen and Jennifer share a wish that in the Kingdom and on Earth that one day history doesn’t have to be violent. This is unlikely to be fulfilled in either realm.
The Queen keeps her own diaries which, with the consent of her Council, will only be published 50 years after her death. The Queen sees this as her version of events, of history to come. The Council think the same, hence no publication during her lifetime and for a while beyond it. Nobody, including Eileen, has ever seen what the Queen writes though Eileen is scathing enough to believe her cousin will only put down things that make her appear in a good light. What Eileen hopes is that future magical historians read the Queen’s diaries with a massive pinch of salt.
Jenny is not at all impressed with what she’s found out about the magical world’s past. She considers their attitude to humanity’s fighting hypocritical. Nor does she want to be caught up in the realm’s future! Aside from her natural misgivings, she has read several stories of heroes from unexpected backgrounds going on to make good. It’s what they have to do to make good that worries Jenny - killing foul fiends, giants, ogres, dragons etc. She liked fairytales (her views are jaundiced due to Eileen’s revelations) but now seems them as dire warnings not to get involved with magic. This is Jenny’s lesson from magical history.