It's indeed highly questionable.
The almost always invisible change is explained in Jan's answer.
So now we know what it did, or tried to achieve. Improve the web typography.
Things we should discuss around such a minor edit:
- Was it correct in what it tried to do?
- Did it fix everything in that post? Typographically, the ellipsis, the French typography, quoting carets? The French quote would be improved by proper typography, but on the web, almost nobody does it. Certainly no-one here.
Two things of note: whenever I went on to "fix typography" on SE posts, those edits were either rejected outright or rolled back (some even with loads of other stuff, just because it also touched typography). So this is quite uncommon on SE? Second: especially this nbsp is completely invisible while editing or reviewing. Meaning for me: unless SE gets their asses up, adds a feature for editors and reviewers to actually see it in the editor, along with a huge slew of other "good/proper typography" features (it is atrocious when rendered! Just look at the broken for ages distance between headlines and preceding content.), this one is so marginal as to be useless. Should I come across such a minor 'fix' in review, I'd reject it.
Just saying that there were other things to fix, some at least on the same level of improvement formatting. Reviewers approving such things should in my opinion at least try to fix what ever else they see. What I did see left worth improving on this level of "correctness" I did change in this edit for illustrating the points.
Additionally: is "King" or "Queen" requiring nbsp on paper? It doesn't as these are titles and not part of the name.
The technical character limit is 6 characters.
That limit means that the system will automatically reject such a minor improvement and ask: "Don't you see anything else for improvement?"
That alone still should be not the content limit for approval:
Yes, all suggested edits that modify the body in any way must change at least six characters in the post body. Each character added or removed counts as one towards this check. Characters that will be stripped upon edit submission will not count towards the check. Edits that modify the title, or that only modify the tags without modifying the post body, are exempt from this check.
Why does this threshold exist?
Suggested edits are intended to be substantive and improve the post overall, rather than just focusing on one issue. Keep in mind that all edits, no matter how major or minor, require the same amount of reviewer effort and award the same amount of reputation; allowing extremely minor edits wouldn't be fair to other users who take the time to suggest more substantive improvements.
In some cases, you may believe that there is only one thing that needs to be changed. But in 99.9% of cases, there is something else that could use some revision as well. The six-character threshold is very small; just a couple of small edits will satisfy it. Yes, it is true that in 0.1% of cases, there may be nothing whatsoever that needs modification aside from one issue that takes less than six characters to fix. But the SE team has deemed that to be an extreme edge case not worth working around.
— MSE: How do suggested edits work?: Why does this threshold exist?.
Technically, I count 5 characters really changed, and 2 of them were wrong: that's too low for my taste.
Thus: yes, the edit under discussion hints at a tiny improvement. We should perhaps not approve those. If we approve such minor edits, or even those that are bigger, we should not just hit a button, but read through that post and fix what else is left to fix.