Her name was Shireen. She would be ten on her next name day, and she was the saddest child that Maester Cressen had ever known.
Love your analysis and thought that maybe you could help me. Westeros is a very heteropatriarcal society but I still find weird that GRRM insists on pointing women's beauty or lack of instead of just physical features, even from women's POV. Looks may be a defining trait for Cersei, Arianne, Brienne or Arya's characterisation, but most people are just plain, why is then almost evry signifiant female, even preteens as Sansa or Dany, described as sooo beautiful? Does it bother just me? Thanks!