Eileen’s defection caused shockwaves due to the Kingdom’s attitude to humans. The realm has been divinely commissioned to keep a watching brief on earth and fairies, in particular, are often sent out when it is felt sending a full angelic squad would be too frightening or a bad case of overkill.
The Kingdom has had millennia to study humanity’s warlike qualities, its greed, its pollution and the way it abuses the planet. Naturally not every human is like that but the fairy world likes its prejudices as much as any other civilization so focuses on the negative. There’s also a certain amount of the “’we’re so much better than them” syndrome.
Eileen’s marriage works, much to everybody’s surprise, but nobody is prepared to credit that Derek is a rather special human being. Eileen knows that his wonderful gardening skills would be prized in her old world had it not been for his species. She loathes prejudices and to her great credit hates the ones of her own world the most as she feels they’re the ones she can condemn the most.