Queen of Love and Beauty: Rhaella Targaryen, the sister, wife, and queen of Aerys II, the Mad King. Mother of Rhaegar, Viserys and Daenerys Targaryen.
“I am no maester to quote history at you, Your Grace. Swords have been my life, not books. But every child knows that the Targaryens have always danced too close to madness. Your father was not the first. King Jaehaerys once told me that madness and greatness are two sides of the same coin. Every time a new Targaryen is born, he said, the gods toss the coin in the air and the world holds its breath to see how it will land.”
robert’s rebellion- aerys ii targaryen & rhaella targaryen.Aegon Targaryen married for love, and allowed his sons to do them same. After he heard a prophecy from a woods witch that the prince that was promised would be born from their line, however, he arranged the marriage between Prince Aerys and his sister Princess Rhaella. There was no fondness there, and the realm paid dearly for it.
A Song of Ice and Fire cast: Charlize Theron as Rhaella Targaryen.“She who has been the Queen of Westeros on earth will today become a Queen in Heaven.”― Thomas Cranmer (Adapted).
Princess Rhaella Targaryen of Dragonstone crowned by Ser Bonifer Hasty the Good
“Ser Barristan Selmy claimed that in her [Rhaella] youth she was in love with Ser Bonifer Hasty, who wore her favor and won a tournament where he named Rhaella Queen of Love and Beauty. The pair had a passionate but ultimately doomed relationship, as Ser Bonifer was of too low birth to be seriously considered as a suitor for a Targaryen princess.”
She had been born on Dragonstone nine moons after their flight, while a raging summer storm threatened to rip the island fastness apart. They said that storm was terrible. The Targaryen fleet was smashed while it lay at anchor, and huge stone blocks were ripped from the parapets and sent hurtling into the wild waters of the narrow sea. Her mother had died birthing her, and for that her brother Viserys had never forgiven her.
Rhaella Targaryen | Mother of madness and greatness
“We are sworn to protect her as well.” “We are, but not from him.”
robert’s rebellion- the mad king & his queen.Aegon Targaryen married for love, and allowed his sons to do them same. After he heard a prophecy from a woods witch that the prince that was promised would be born from their line, however, he arranged the marriage between Prince Aerys and his sister Princess Rhaella. There was no fondness there, and the realm paid dearly for it.