house of the dragon continues to impress audiences thanks to its masterful storytelling and wide cast of intricate characters. However, as the series continues, many are wondering when we will see Rachel Redford play Rhea Royce on the show. We’ve heard that her character has been mentioned a few times, but when will we see her and what do we know about Rhea?
Please note that this article discusses potential spoilers for the House of the Dragon series.
Who is Rhea Royce in House of the Dragon?
Exactly when Rhea will be properly introduced to viewers remains to be seen, as she’s only been mentioned in passing so far. However, with King Viserys exiling his brother Prince Daemon again, it may be in Episode 5 that she finally makes her debut. We know that although Rhea is married to Prince Daemon Targaryen, there is no love between the two. Their marriage was a marriage of convenience, and Daemon found Arryn Vale to be a boring place to live. As a result, their union has proved fruitless.
Daemon has petitioned his brother King Viserys on several occasions to have his marriage annulled. The most recent request came when Daemon asked to marry his niece, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, but this resulted in his being banished from the Seven Kingdoms. He was now sent to spend his days with Rhea in the Vale. Of course, Daemon has other plans…
What will happen to Rhea Royce in House of the Dragon?
To find out what exactly will happen to Rhea in House of the Dragon, we can look at the works of author George RR Martin. He writes that on an unfortunate day while peddling in the valley, she fell from her horse and hit her skull on a rock. Although she recovered for nine days and eventually got out of bed, it was only an hour before she got up and collapsed and died. All of this takes place when Daemon is not in the valley.
Although he flees on his dragon to put his wife to rest, Daemon simply wants to claim the lands, castles and income of House Royce for himself. These claims were disputed by Lady Jeyne Arryn, the Maid of the Vale and head of House Arryn, who warned him never to set foot in the Vale again. Whether or not this will be the exact narrative for Rhea in House of the Dragon hasn’t been confirmed yet, but with the story progressing at breakneck speed it’s certainly only a matter of time before we find out.
House of the Dragon continues on Sundays on HBO and HBO Max.
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