Rhaenyra Rhaenyra Targaryen and Harwin Strong Relationship As House Of The Dragon Hints At A Possible Affair

Ser Harwin Strong and Rhaenyra Targaryen Were Rumored To Have Relationship ( Source : Nobodysuspectsthebutterfly )

House of Dragon's newest episode explores the forbidden relationships between the Rhaenyra Targaryen and Sir Harwin Strong. According to the story's narration, Sir Harwin is rumored to be Rhaenyra's lover.

Rhaenyra Targaryen was the firstborn child of King Viserys I Targaryen. The kingdom loved and cheered the princess as the Realm's Delight when she was young and later the Half Year Queen.  House of Dragon introduces several new characters in the series, including Rhaenyra Targaryen, the heir to the iron throne. She was the first daughter of King Viserys. 

Those who have read Fire and Blood, the history book penned by George R.R. Martin, know well that the writer shares the story of a love affair between the princess and Ser Harwin Strong. Now that the House of the Dragon is airing, viewers may finally get a clear answer regarding the princess and her rumored relationship with Ser Harwin Strong.

Rhaenyra Targaryen and Harwin Strong Relationship

Princess Rhaenyra's father, Viserys I, Targaryen, forced her to marry Ser Laenor Velaryon as it would benefit him politically and make his realm stronger. However, she did not love Laneor to keep her position as crown princess.

According to sources, Rhaneyra found solace in the arms of her sworn shield, Harwin, after marrying Laneor. It was reported that Lanepor preferred the company of squires his age. The princess objected to the marriage but agreed when King Viserys threatened to appoint her half-brother Aegon as his heir.

Rhaenyra and Laenor had three sons: Princes Jacaeyrs, Lucerys, and Joffrey Velaryon. When Rhaenyra's father died, the young princes were near adulthood and had their dragons. It was rumored that those three sons of Rhaenyra were fathered by her lover, Ser Harwin Strong.

All three prices were born with brown hair like their alleged father, Harwin Strong, though Laneor and Rhaenyra both had silver-gold hair. The true parentage of Rhaenyr's three eldest kids is unclear. However, the new series might explore the relationships and love affair between Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Harwin Strong.

Rhaenyra Targaryen's Children With Husband Laenor Velaryon

Rhaenyra Targaryen, daughter of King Viserys, was first married to Laneor Valaryon and had three sons with him. During the marriage, Sir Laneor fathered three sons, Jacaerys, Lucerys, and Joffery. Rhaneyra later married her uncle, Pince Daemon Targayerean, and had three kids with him.

Before his marriage to the princess Rhaenyra, Laneor had never been with a woman before and was always acquainted with men. This probably led to the rumors that Rhaenyra and Harwin were lovers.

Rhaenyra Targaryen With Her Husband Laenor Velaryon And Their Children Jacaerys, Lucerys And Baby Joffrey ( Source : twitter )

The knight often acquainted the company of Princess Rhanenyra. According to the source, Rhaenyra was scorned and furious with her encounter with Cole that she put on her cloak and swept out into the night. During her night stroll, she encountered Ser Herwin, who had long desired the princess.

Sir Harwin was always quite close to Rhaenyra; in fact, the three children of Rhaenyra and Laneor were rumored to be fathered by Harwin because none of the kids had the traits of Velaryon.

Ryan Corr Portrays As Harwin Strong On House Of The Dragon

Australian actor Ryan Corr played the character of Ser Harwin Strong. His character Harwin is popularly known by his given name Breakbones, as he is said to be the most muscular man in all seven kingdoms.

Harwin is the eldest son of Master of Laws Lyonel Strong, the strongest man in seven kingdoms. He was a knight from House Strong and heir to Harrenhal. The rumored lover of Rhaenyra, Ser Strong, is believed by some to be the father of her three kids with her first husband, Laneor.

According to Mushroom, a dwarf who served as a fool at the court of Viserys, Princess Rhaenyra took solace in Harwin's company one night in 113 AC, and the following morning, the dwarf witnessed them abed together. Princess Rhaenyra granted Harwin Strong her favor in the tourney against Ser Criston Cole. Unfortunately, Cole broke his collarbone at the tournament and shattered his elbow. Following this event, Mushroom mocked him as Brokenbones.

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