Wmarshal Posted April 6, 2014 Share Posted April 6, 2014 In the UK the Prime Minister runs the country, but still needs a monarch to sign off everything to make laws etc. So even if Rhaegar is incapable of running the 7 kingdoms, and Tywin had another person standing in as hand, they would still need Rhaegar to sing off on everything. Its naive to think 1 man could rescue the King in the first place let alone suggest that it should be the crown prince, it was only desperation that lead to the attempt. Rhaegar competent or otherwise is the head of state while his father was locked up, just like Rob then Bran where Lords of Winterfell. Rhaegar is not noted because he obviously didnt do anything noteworthy, he did what was expected of him and stayed in KL keeping things running smoothly. Anything else valiant, foolish, cowardly, eccentric... would have been noted. This is Westeros, that is not how it works, Ned could make decisions without ever talking to Bobby. Like " making" Cat the agent of the king, or order a hunt on Gregor. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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