“The tendency to attach divine attributes to great earthly rulers is one deeply implanted in human nature." Ignatius Donnelly.
Privilege has its perks, certainly, but often results in development of a pariah personality type within the ruler,
where the ego supplants normal logic and rationality (e.g., 'In fact, the emperor had grown such a big head its presence presented the sculptor the singular quandary, 'how to attain a proper proportional similitude without the bust being overtly and inconveniently top heavy? Meanwhile, the emperor grew impatient).