What Queen Alicent would have worn to the opening feast of the 5 year anniversary of her wedding to King Viserys I Targaryen. Vionnet

Queen Alicent (Hightower) Targareyn was the mother of Aegon II, and the Queen Consort during the Dance of the Dragons, a civil war of Targaryen rule over the succession between Aegon II and his half-sister Rhaenyra to their father Viserys I’s throne. the war was fought from 129AC to 131AC. It saw the deaths of both rival monarchs, and the crowning of Rhaenyra’s son, Aegon III.

Before the war In 111AC, a great tourney was held at King’s Landing on the fifth anniversary of the king’s marriage to Queen Alicent. At the opening feast, the queen wore a green gown, whilst the Princess Rhaenyra dressed dramatically in Targaryen red and black. Note was taken, and thereafter it became the custom to refer to “greens” and “blacks” when talking of the queen’s party and the party of the princess, respectively. Queen Alicent held much animosity towards her step daughter Princesses Rhaenyra, as she wished to see her son crowned and not her step daughter.