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Who is Eve Best? Actress who played Princess Rhaenys Targaryen

BY Sharmeen Hussain Aug 24, 2022. 02:06 pm UPDATED: Aug 24, 2022. 02:07 pm

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For the position of Ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, there are numerous contenders as the battle for the Iron Throne begins once more in House of the Dragon.

None more so than Princess Rhaenys Targaryen, played by Eve Best, who will definitely be treated worse than others.

As the so-called “Queen Who Never Was,” Rhaenys arguably has nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Wish to learn more? Continue reading to learn more about Rhaenys Targaryen, her quest for the Iron Throne, and how she lost it.

Who is Eve Best? Actress who played Princess Rhaenys Targaryen

Princess Rhaenys Targaryen, who chose Meleys as her monstrous companion, is the daughter of Aemon Targaryen and Lady Jocelyn Baratheon. She is also a dragonrider.

The fact that her father, the Prince of Dragonstone, was the heir apparent put her in the line of succession to the Iron Throne after him.

When Rhaenys was 16, she married Lord Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint), who had received the Old King’s approval to do so.

Many believed she would be appointed the Princess of Dragonstone after her father passed away, but Jaehaerys picked Aemon’s brother, Baelon (King Viserys’s father). Her husband Corlys resigned from his position on the small council in protest after learning that she had been passed over in favour of a man, which infuriated many.

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Jaehaerys had to choose yet another leader after Baelon passed away, but he gave the Lords of Westeros the final say. They chose Viserys, the son of Baelon, to be the next successor once more, sticking with men this time.

Princess Rhaenys is now known as the “Queen Who Never Was.”

 

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WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD

Rhaenys and Corlys suggest their daughter Laena as Viserys’ potential spouse when he is pushed to marry another wife.

But once more, they discover that House Targaryen scorns House Velaryon.

A marriage between her own son Ser Laenor Velaryon and Viserys’s daughter Princess Rhaenyra (played by Milly Alcock and Emma D’Arcy) is arranged thanks to her efforts (John Macmillan and Theo Nate).

We’ll just have to wait and see if her bloodline will ever rule from the Iron Throne.

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Who is Eve Best?

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The King’s Speech, which also starred Colin Firth, may be the movie for which Eve Best is best recognised for her performance as Wallis Simpson.

She also portrayed Dr. Eleanor O’Hara in Nurse Jackie, Anna Clayton in Lucky Man, and Farah Dowling in Netflix’s Fate: The Winx Saga.

Waking the Dead, Shackleton, Casualty, and Prime Suspect: The Final Act all had Best as a lead.

Read More: Horrifying Forced Childbirth Scene on House of the Dragon’s Extremely

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