ryanjeffreynoonan asked: In my re-read, I was struck by two things in one of the Jaime chapters. 1) Jaime comments on how he hasn't seen Jeyne Westerling in a while, so he doesn't know what she looks like. 2) Blackfish says he will never yield Robb's queen. Red herrings, or actual textual evidence for the hips-switcheroo?
You might could throw in her rendered garments as an attempt to hide the fact that the real Jeyne’s clothes don’t fit the fake one, if you were so inclined. That said, I’m agnostic on this issue. There could well be something to it — god knows there have been subtler clues about storylines than this — but it could also be just a goof, like Nymeria Sand going from milk-pale to olive-skinned from one book to the next.
I do think it’d be hard to keep this a secret given the number of people who’d see the “new” Jeyne who also knew the original/actual Jeyne, which would likely include at least a few people under Jaime’s command in addition to those under Edmure and the Blackfish. Obviously the Boltons have managed to do something similar, sorta, with fake-Arya, but that’s a case of everyone adopting a mutually agreed-upon lie as a convenient truth. It’s also tough to see why, having agreed to the double-cross in the first place, Mama Westerling would double-cross the double-cross.
Not that any of this rules it out, mind you. I mean, Catelyn DID make a lot out of Jeyne’s good childbearing hips. And as a wise woman once said: