Last Kingdom: Are Uhtred and Aethelflaed still together?

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The Last Kingdom season four has now come to an end and fans were sad to see Uhtred of Bebbanburg (played by Alexander Dreymon) leave his lover Aethelflaed (Millie Brady). Aethelflaed had sworn to the people of Mercia she would remain ‘chaste’ and would not be romantically involved with any man while she was leader. Fans are keen to know if the couple are still together and has investigated.

Are Uhtred and Aethelflaed still together?

The Last Kingdom season four saw Uhtred and Aethelflaed’s relationship become more intense, as they realised they could not hide their feelings for each other any longer.

They tried to keep their relationship professional in front of others who may not have approved of Saxon leader Aethelflaed and Uhtred, who was raised by Danes, being together.

However behind closed doors they were not afraid to express their love for one another, and only those Aethelflaed trusted knew about their intimate relationship.

Towards the end of season four, the people of Mercia had elected Ujtred to be their leader, however he knew how much Aethelflaed wanted the role.

He announced he would step down so his lover could take over, which did not go down well with people who believed women shou9ld not be in power.

In order for her people to trust her, Aethelflaed swore she would not be romantically involved with anyone as long as she was their leader.

Sadly this meant Uhtred and Aethelflaed had to reign in their relationship, and at the end of the season Uhtred left Aethelflaed behind.

The series did not make clear whether Uhtred and Aethelflaed will ever be an item again, and fans are curious to know whether they are still together.

Speaking about their relationship, actor Dreymon said Uhtred had always shown affection towards Aethelflaed, and he will always be a huge part of her life.

They both have mutual respect for each other and that will never end, and he said Aethelflaed gives Uhtred “the warmth he needs to keep going”.

So even if the couple cannot be together in an official relationship, fans can rest assured they will always support each other.

Just before Ujtred left Winchester at the end of season four, he told Aethelflaed he would always answer Mercia’s call, so he has continued to swear his allegiance to her.

Speaking about Aethelflaed’s relationship with Uhtred, actress Brady said: “Because they have such a friendship foundation to their relationship, I think they see each other on a par.

“As two characters, both are fierce and have a similar fire to get what they want. Uhtred is looking to claim Bebbanburg, Aethelflaed’ s looking to unite kingdoms.

“They are extremely headstrong and I think before all the sexual romance, underneath is a lot of respect between them and a huge amount of love and friendship. They’ve got an exciting relationship which has been so nice to explore more this year.”

The series is based on The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell, and in the books Uhtred actually ends up with a different character.

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Fans were introduced to Eadith (Stefanie Martini) in season four, who helped Aethelflaed escape the kingdom and help Uhtred.

In the books, Uhtred ends up forming a romantic relationship with Eadith, so if season five stays true to the novels, Uhtred may not continue his relationship with Aethelflaed after all.

At the end of the season it was not clear whether Uhtred was joined by Eadith and his friends, so fans will have to wait and see if the opportunity for romance arises.

Fans have mixed views about the Uhtred and Aethelflaed relationship, with many thinking it was never a good idea for a Saxon leader to pine after the heart-throb.

One fan said: “I never wanted them to be a thing because I didn’t want Aethelflaed, an important Saxon figure, reduced to a woman simpering after fictional Uhtred.”

Some fans have also commented on the age gap, as Uhtred is believed to be about 13 years older than Aethelflaed.

But some viewers have enjoyed watching their relationship blossom, and one fan said: “She is a good match for Uhtred, she can advise him as equals, fight with him (as they did when the men came after Uhtred in the forest and she took a couple of them out, pointy end forward), and match wits with him.

“Not many women can do all those things, it’s easy to see why they would be attracted to each other. Now if Alfred was alive he’d s*** kittens of course.

“At this point she as an adult is the best match for him. I’m sure we will meet other women that will fill the role in coming seasons.”

Uhtred is known to have been involved with many women across the series, so fans will have to wait and see whom he ends up with next.

The Last Kingdom is on Netflix now

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