Did Daphne Miss a Great Opportunity by Choosing the Duke?

The first season of Bridgerton followed Daphne and the Duke of Hastings’ love story. The pair pretended to be madly in love for a ruse that would benefit both of them, but they ended up with real feelings for each other. Daphne and Simon married by the end of the series, but some fans think there was a better suitor after her hand from her.

Freddie Stroma as Prince Friedrich, Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton, Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset | Liam Daniel/Netflix

Regé-Jean Page admits Simon Basset was ‘horrific’ at the start of the series

Regé-Jean Page plays the Duke of Hastings Simon Basset in Bridgerton Season 1. The Duke is a notorious rake, and he agrees to pretend to court Daphne so that the women and mothers in London will leave him alone. In turn, Daphne will seem desirable and find a real suitor of her own.

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