Instead, it comes when Samwell Tarly is sitting frustrated in his library, and his partner Gilly starts practicing her reading on a book of records by the High Septon Maynard.
Her line of questioning starts out innocently enough, and then she mentions a Prince “Ragger” who had a secret ceremony in Dorne, where he set aside his lawful wife and married someone else.
Both of those children, Rhaenys and Aegon, were killed by Gregor “the Mountain” Clegane during Robert’s Rebellion, so while they might have had legitimate claims to the Throne even after the annulment (presuming it wasn’t on the basis of non-consummation or unfaithfulness), they’re no longer an issue.
For the moment, it’s just worth knowing that Jon’s claim on the throne just become one step more legitimate — and that the information was revealed in an offhanded, low-key way, such that no one actually in the scene understood its significance or is planning on doing anything about it.
It’s yet another reveal aimed strictly at the fans watching the series and tracking people’s claims on the Iron Throne — and probably screaming in frustration as the characters miss the clues the viewers are obsessing over.
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