It was fall when they married, I decided to have them off on the journey that leads to the next complication in the spring -- and in the winter, they will tell each other a few stories about their ancestors.
So I pulled out the family tree.
Then I said to myself, no, actually, King Martin does not seem "The Lord of Lorn" type. Maybe he will not have a tale -- lucky man! -- and it was his father. Especially since he is, indeed, king. Details about the crown matrimonial would be infodumping, and anyway, grandfather would be fine.
But I started with the hero, who is recounting the story of his grandmother Snow White. NOT the one you are thinking of. Russian. (Or possibly an artifact of translation. 0:)