The tragic life of Seong Eui-bin, who is the inspiration to build character Seong Deok-im in drama “The Red Sleeve”

According to history records, Seong Eui-bin died during her third pregnancy. Will this fate happen to the character Seong Deok-im in “The Red Sleeve”?

Like the 2007 drama “Lee San, Wind of the Palace”, MBC’s currently aired drama ‘The Red Sleeve‘ also drew attention for portraying King Jeongjo. Among the female lead roles, Sung Deok-im played by Lee Se-young is said to have an image like Chief Hong in “Hometown Cha Cha Cha“, who will surely appear when someone needs help. In “The Red Sleeve“, Seong Deok-im always shows up and helps solve the problems whenever the Crown Prince, later King Jeongjo, played by Lee Jun-ho faces crises.

The tragic life of Seong Eui-bin

However, according to historical records, she gave birth to the young Prince Munhyo and a princess then died being pregnant with her third child.

The birth of a king’s child in the dynasty era is like the birth of a presidential runner in modern times. In ancient times, the birth of a prince was an important event that could help a royal family maintain their power. King Jeongjo became king in 1776 when he was 24 years old. He got his first – a prince 6 years later. The prince was Seong Eui-bin (Seong Deok-im) ‘s son and was later called Prince Munhyo. At that time, Prince Munhyo was expected to become the next king after living as a Crown Prince. 2 years later, Sung Eui-bin gave birth to a daughter. Unfortunately, Prince Munhyo passed away at the age of 4, two years after the birth of the princess.

Prince Munhyo passed away in a situation where there was only one prince, so the impact on people at that time was bound to be great. In this situation, after Prince Munhyo’s death, the whole country was looking forward to the third pregnancy of Sung Eui-bin.

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As the royal family descendants were really precious, Seong Eui-bin was pregnant for the third time. In fact, Song Eui-bin was loved by the royal family for giving birth to new lives. It was not just because she always appeared to help King Jeongjo whenever he was in crisis, but because he was pregnant with princes and princesses 3 times.

The tragic life of Seong Eui-bin

However, Sung Eui-bin’s life ended during her pregnancy with the third child. Four years after conceiving Prince Munhyo and becoming King Jeongjo’s concubine, her life ended like that.

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