– But I understand the order of things. I’m not sure you do. – If you mean to illicit some anger from me you should know that you’re failing Princess. – Quite the opposite! Whether it’s to my daughter or to someone else’s your father will remarry, sooner than late. His new wife will produce new heirs and chances are, better than not, that one of those will be male, and when that boy comes of age and your father has passed, the men of the realm will expect him to be heir, not you. Because that is the order of things!

    HOUSE OF THE DRAGON
    01.02 | The Rogue Prince

    HOUSE OF THE DRAGON
    Princess Rhaenyra, the Realm’s Del
    ight

    At the center of the merriment, cherished and adored by all, was their only surviving child, Princess Rhaenyra, the little girl the court singers dubbed “the Realm’s Delight.” Though only six when her father came to the Iron Throne, Rhaenyra Targaryen was a precocious child, bright and bold and beautiful as only one of dragon’s blood can be beautiful.

    Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon (A Question of Succession) by George R.R. Martin.