Doran Martell is the Prince of Dorne and the Lord of Sunspear. He heads House Martell, the ruling house of Dorne. He's the older brother of the late Princess Elia, who was murdered by Ser Gregor Clegane in the Sack of King's Landing.
Tyrion Lannister, Hand of the King, proposes a marriage alliance to Prince Doran, offering the hand of Princess Myrcella Baratheon to be wedded to Doran's youngest son, Prince Trystane, when both come of age. Prince Doran accepts the alliance and Myrcella is sent to Dorne as a ward of House Martell.
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Prince Doran is a cautious, pensive man who does not wear his emotions on his sleeve. He has a bad case of gout and has trouble walking, preferring to move in a wheeled chair constructed by his maester. He hides his disability so as to not appear weak to his potential enemies. He has three children: Princess Arianne, Prince Quentyn, and Prince Trystane, all born of his wife, Lady Mellario of Norvos.
Doran married Mellario for love, not as an arranged marriage, however the two of them later fell out of love, and Mellario moved back to Norvos.
- Doran Martell at A Wiki of Ice and Fire (MAJOR spoilers from the books)
|Lord:||Prince Doran Martell||Heir:|
|Title(s):||Prince of Dorne · Lord of Sunspear|
|Ancestors:||Prince Maron Martell · Princess Daenerys Martell · Queen Myriah Martell|
|Current members:||Prince Trystane Martell · Prince Oberyn Martell · Ellaria Sand|
|Deceased members:||Princess Elia Martell|
|Household:||Princess Myrcella Baratheon · Septa Eglantine · Ser Arys Oakheart|
|Overlord:||House Baratheon of King's Landing|