canonically, prince liam and prince leo are half brothers, which means the king is their father since he’s the one carrying the royal bloodline
we know this because king > queen title-wise (this some sexist bullshit but w/e), that’s why irl queen elizabeth’s husband is only a crown prince
since neither of their mothers are alive, this means that queen regina is the king’s third wife
so…… wtf his first two wives are BOTH DEAD? two dead queens???
and his kids are like in their 20s (leo could technically be in his 30s but I think that’s pushing it since they JUST tried to marry him off)
SOOOO there can’t have been a lot of time in between these first two marriages since liam and leo aren’t that far apart in age
which w/e like maybe he’s just a shady man hoe ok this happens all the time look at prince charles, scum of the earth
BUT!!!! this comment to queen regina changes the game:
“i remember being young once” uhhhh sir didn’t you marry this woman like a few years ago tops
look at this old ass man he was NOT young when he married regina so what is he talking about
UNLESS regina and this fuckin king met when they were young and she has been his mistress ever since
he couldn’t marry her because he needed the other two wives for like diplomatic reasons??? idk this part of the theory needs more work
anyway so the wives find out and threaten to expose his lyin ass
he had to dispose of his wives somehow so he could be with his side chick!!!!!!
ok now sidebar:
drake’s dad died trying to “protect the royal family” (which apparently was a shit job to have since both queens died anyway)
MAYBE HE KNEW TOO MUCH
WHAT DID DRAKE’S DAD KNOW
read: the king had him murdered
why tf u think savannah ran away???? she accidentally found out about it at a beaumont party
who have motive to threaten savannah and would also be in attendance at a beaumont party HMMMM LETS CHECK THE RECEIPTS
OH IS THAT SO KING??????? InTeReStInG
so clearly he’s like “get out or i will take you out”
she couldn’t tell drake or he would also be in danger she just had to flee and leave no trace
THE KING KILLS HIS WIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this is why he needs to marry off his sons ASAP to get them off his back
so why is he stepping down from power?? WELL technically leo fucked up all his plans because he didn’t marry madeleine who is clearly the chosen one
like they let her into LIAM’S competition even so wtf????? they want her as queen for some reason
MADELEINE IS IN ON IT
fall: a word which here means MURDER
maybe she’s related to regina and is the key to keeping their power????
this some most wanted book one realness here i am living
anyway except why is the king suddenly acting fake af to MC and being all “ah yes you love my son” CLEARLY he has a plan
WILL HE KILL AGAIN?? WILL IT BE MC?????
or maybe HE sent tariq and he plans to sabotage MC at the coronation and then use liam’s broken heart to convince him to just marry madeleine since obvs the royal fam knows best right like look what that American girl did to u and look what this other American girl made leo do