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Prince of Dorne or Princess of Dorne is a title held by the head of House Martell, who also holds the title of Lord (or Lady) of Sunspear. The title is equivalent to the title of "Lord Paramount" found in most of the other regions of Westeros. The independent rulers of Dorne had styled themselves princes instead of kings according to Rhoynish custom.
When Dorne finally joined with the rest of the Seven Kingdoms through a marriage alliance, the Iron Throne allowed the Martells to retain the title along with their laws. As with most Dornish titles, succession to the title is granted to the eldest surviving heir regardless of gender.
The offspring and siblings of the Prince of Dorne also hold the title of Prince or Princess.
- There is apparently no distinction between the "Prince of Dorne" - the head of House Martell who rules Dorne - and other "Princes of Dorne" who are younger brothers of the current ruler, such as between Doran Martell and his younger brother Oberyn. Game of Thrones Wiki has been conjecturally using the title "Ruling Prince" of Dorne to refer to actual rulers such as Doran, but it isn't clear if this is a term they would actually use. Theoretically, every male member of House Martell for the past one thousand years has been called a "Prince", and every female member has been called a "Princess".
Known Ruling Princes of Dorne Edit
- Prince Doran Martell, Lord of Sunspear.
Historical Princes of Dorne Edit
- Prince Maron Martell, who brought Dorne under the authority of the Iron Throne through marriage-alliance, one century before the War of the Five Kings.
|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 · Ellaria Sand · Obara Sand · Nymeria Sand · Tyene Sand · Sarella Sand · Elia Sand · Obella Sand · Dorea Sand · Loreza Sand|
|Deceased members:||Princess Elia Martell · Prince Oberyn Martell|
|Household:||Princess Myrcella Baratheon · Septa Eglantine · Ser Arys Oakheart · Areo Hotah|
|Overlord:||House Baratheon of King's Landing|