|“|| I feel like I have finally found my right place, |
as the squire to Jaime.
One day, I will be just
as good as him.
— Laelia about herself after becoming squire to her uncle Jaime
Laelia Baratheon is a recurring character in the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth seasons. She is played by guest star Eliza Taylor and debuts in the series premiere. Princess Laelia is the twin sister of Joffrey Baratheon and believed to be the oldest daughter of King Robert Baratheon and Queen Cersei Lannister. However, like her siblings, her real father is Jaime Lannister.
Laelia was present during her twin brother's wedding to Margaery Tyrell and after his death, the princess distanced herself to the rest of her family. Joffrey's death took very hard on her, feeling like she lost her other half.
After her younger brother Tommen's crowning, Laelia became the squire to her uncle/father Jaime Lannister. This much to her mother's displeasure. But as her uncle's squire, Laelia finally felt as if she had found her right place; finding it entertaining with sword fighting since she was a little girl.
"You can't believe they are twins, Joffrey is cruel and vicious while Laelia is kind and loving. If they weren't alike in their apperance no one would believe they even to be related."
─Eddard Stark on Joffrey and Laelia BaratheonLaelia is, unlike her cruel and vicious brother Joffrey, very kind and loving. She is very quiet and not very talkative, however, no one should take her quietness for weakness. The girl is brave and her wish is to one day become a Knight of the Kingsguard like her uncle/father Jaime Lannister much to her mother's discontent.