The second child and oldest daughter to King William and Queen Miranda. Her older brother, George, was killed when she was 15 in a freak accident, leaving her the heir to the throne.
Katherine feels a strong sense of duty to her people and her kingdom, but she has very different ideas of how the kingdom should be run than her father, and even George. While William strives to grow the kingdom’s wealth and prominence, Katherine prefers to spend her days with the people. She is quite soft-hearted, a trait William warns will not serve her well as the Queen.
"Surely the Queen can be both kind and gentle. Why won't he listen to me? I can do more than entertain courtiers and marry well."
Katherine is an accomplished rider, and looks forward to her daily rides along the forested trails and the beach as a means of escaping from …