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Old March 18 2012, 02:18 AM   #632
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

It may not have been literal, but it was written by Martin to supply clues; anything there is deliberate, so calling attention to why the Kingsguard are there and not anywhere else (and in particular, with Viserys) has a reason.

In terms of the sex of the baby, Rhaegar was presumably convinced that it would be "the Prince who was promised", hence, a male; the Kingsguard knights would obey his orders until it became apparent they were wrong (ie, if it was a girl, which it wasn't).
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