Queen of love and beauty
In the Seven Kingdoms, tradition holds that the victor in a tourney may select any woman present and name her the queen of love and beauty, crowning her with a wreath of flowers and dedicating his victory to her.
The victor often chooses a woman he loves or intends to court, and it can be a source of scandal if the victor crowns a woman already bound to another man, or if a married man crowns someone other than his wife.
Past Queens of Love and Beauty
- Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen - named by Ser Criston Cole in a tourney staged in 104 AC.
- Queen Naerys Targaryen - named by Prince Aemon the Dragonknight, who was disguised as a mystery knight known as the Knight of Tears.
- Unknown daughter of Lord Ashford - at the opening of the tourney at Ashford Meadow in 209 AC.
- Princess Rhaella Targaryen - named by Ser Bonifer Hasty.
- Unknown daughter of Lord Walter Whent and Lady Shella Whent - reigning Queen at the opening of the tourney at Harrenhal.
- Lyanna Stark - named by Prince Rhaegar Targaryen at the tourney at Harrenhal.
- Lynesse Hightower - named by Ser Jorah Mormont at the tourney at Lannisport.
- thoughts of Eddard Stark
- thoughts of Barristan Selmy
Rhaegar had chosen Lyanna Stark of Winterfell. Barristan Selmy would have made a different choice. Not the queen, who was not present. Nor Elia of Dorne, though she was good and gentle; had she been chosen, much war and woe might have been avoided. His choice would have been a young maiden not long at court, one of Elia’s companions ... 
- ↑ The Rogue Prince.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 24, Bran II.
- ↑ The Hedge Knight.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 43, Daenerys VII.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 58, Eddard XV.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 67, The Kingbreaker.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 12, Daenerys I.