It's what parents do, they put their children first.
Ruth was Prince Charming's doting and loving mother. A simple woman from a humble background, Ruth and her husband's poverty drove them to make a deal with the fearsome Rumplestiltskin, resulting in them giving him one of their newborn twin sons, who was in turn given to King George.
The other son grew up to become known as Prince Charming, and found love in the heart of Snow White. However, before he could introduce her to his mother, Ruth fell victim to a stray arrow during an attack and ultimately perished, sacrificing herself in lieu of her son being able to have a child.
Cause of Death: Shot by a Poisoned Arrow
Episode of Death: "Lady of the Lake"
Origin: The Enchanted Forest
Sons: Prince Charming
Grand-daughter: Emma Swan
Great grandson: Henry Mills
Daughter-in-law: Snow White
Portrayed By: Gabrielle Rose
First Appearance: "The Shepherd"
Last Appearance: "Lady of the Lake"