Meghan Markle thinks she gets it rough from the media? Firmly in the crosshairs this week has been the hapless Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, criticised for "acting like a dictator" and making "Stalinist" threats over vaccine supply.
So taken was The Sun by this latter jibe that they helpfully mocked up a pic of Ursula in Red Army dress uniform with a clenched red fist brandishing a hypodermic syringe.
(The syringe, obviously, was a reference to the EU's Covid vaccine debacle - not to the opposition suppression methods of Mr Putin, Joe Stalin's present-day successor.)
"Von The Warpath", the headline cried. "Crazed EU chief Ursula von der Leyen threatens to seize Covid vaccines from UK after bloc's shambolic jabs roll-out."
Factually correct, of course, even if it did conjure up an image of the normally unruffled Ursula running amok, kicking down factory doors and swiping injection needles from the hands of startled NHS medics.
On TalkRadio, a commentator further described her as "acting like Al Capone", which at least is a step up from being compared to a maniacal despot.
Ursula and her fellow EU bosses have made a right horlicks of vaccine strategy.
They threatened to create a hard border in Ireland over AstraZeneca vaccine supplies, they cast doubt on the jab's efficacy in the over-65s and then, this week, they suspended the jab's use over claims that it was linked to blood clots.
Belatedly, they have rowed back on all of this.
And in confirmation that the real clots were those in charge of roll-out, Ursula, at one point this week, was demanding for the EU a bigger share of the same vaccine many EU states were refusing to administer.
"Everything is on the table," she snapped. Bar, at that stage, a syringeful of AstraZeneca serum.
Speaking of Serum... that's the name of the biggest AstraZeneca producer based, not in Europe, but in India.
Understandably, Indian politicians would prefer to hang on to the vaccine made there in order to inoculate their own population first.
Which means that supplies ordered by the UK have been delayed and Boris's, thus far impressive, roll-out will not now hit its ambitious target.
We are currently in "every nation for themselves" territory. But as we know, Covid does not recognise borders. Is it naive to wonder how come the makers can't just share the vaccine recipe around, so that the entire world benefits? How come the stuff can't be churned out faster?
You would think the vaccine compound could be copied easily enough. If YouTube cooks can work out the ingredients Colonel Sanders uses for his KFC crispy coating for chicken wings, how hard can it be?
(Obviously I'm joking here. Let's not give the anti-vaxxers any more ammunition for their "experimental drugs" propaganda).
As for production, apparently it's not a straightforward process of just mixing a few ingredients and jab's your uncle.
Jonathan Van-Tam, the epidemiologist with the gift of making complex scientific matters accessible to dumbos such as myself, has previously described it as being a bit like beer-making, in that the yield will be different every time.
But it isn't just about supply, of course, it's also about confidence.
What Ursula and co have done with all their wrangling has been to damage public trust in vaccines in general and the AstraZeneca one in particular. This will cost lives.
The week's shenanigans have also further damaged public confidence in the ability of political leaders - all of them - to deliver a vaccination programme to timetable.
To compare any of them to Al Capone is unfair - to Al Capone. Nobody ever accused old Al of failing to hit a target.
Boris floats dodgy idea for sea link
Who would have thought that, when the words "Boris" and "big tube" occurred in the same sentence, the subject under discussion would be innovative infrastructure?
As the PM continues his quest to link Larne to Stranraer (a bridge, a burrow, a trio of tunnels merging under the Isle of Man), a further idea emerges. A giant tube thingy, floating in the sea anchored by very big anchors. Until possibly a submarine clips it, wrests it from its moorings and sends it floating off towards Greenland.
Back to the drawing board, Boris.
Sligo Rovers sign up expert dribblers
You have to hand it to Sligo Rovers football club - they aim to get the fans signed up early.
Every baby born this year in Sligo University Hospital will receive a free Sligo Rovers shirt, courtesy of the club. The aim is to cement the bond between the team and the community.
Manager Liam Buckley says: "This is a great gesture that will add to the thousands of people who get behind us each and every week."
Indeed. And some of them will be very good at dribbling, too.
Harry and Meghan talk a good game
Harry and Meghan have found a new conduit for releasing details of private telephone chats. Gayle King - Oprah Winfrey's pal - disclosed Harry had taken calls from Charles and William, but talks were "unproductive". Not entirely. It got the Sussexes even more valuable US headlines. So, expect further in future, from King v Queen.