|Died||In 284 AL, at Dragonstone|
A Clash of Kings|
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
Ser Barristan Selmy claimed that in her youth before Rhaella was married she was madly in love with Ser Bonifer Hasty who wore her favor and won a tournament where he named Rhaella Queen of Love and Beauty. The pair had a brief passionate relationship but Ser Bonifer was considered by others as being of too low birth to wed a Targaryen Princess.
Later in her life at the command of her grandsire Jaehaerys II, Rhaella married her brother Aerys Targaryen at some time before 259 AL. The king was influenced by a woods witch brought to court by Jenny of Oldstones, who prophesied that the Prince that was Promised would be born from their line.
In later years Rhaella's relationship with her husband deteriorated. They only slept together when Aerys had executed someone by burning, Jaime Lannister recalled how burning someone would always arose Aerys. The last time was after Aerys had burned Lord Chelsted. Jaime remembers that he heard Rhaella cry as she was abused. The next day she was sent to Dragonstone to escape the coming siege of King's Landing by the rebels, her maids reported that there were bruises, bite marks and scratches all over the Queens body.
When the city fell two weeks later, she and her younger son Viserys became the last surviving members of the Targaryen dynasty. Rhaella spent the duration of her pregnancy on Dragonstone, where delivered her third child, Daenerys. She died shortly thereafter from the stress of giving birth.