Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion
Margaery makes sense to be 16 as otherwise she would have been betrothed already, being from a rich and power hungry family.
There are a couple of ways to get around that in aging the character up. Someone at Winter Is Coming suggested it could be written that she's been married to an old invalid lord who never managed to consummate the marriage and that he's since died leaving her available for marriage again whilst still a virgin. That's not too bad. Another possibility is that it could be said that her family so favors and prizes her that they've held off agreeing to a marriage to anyone less than a king or heir apparent.
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