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Ser Harrold Westerling is a knight of House Westerling and the Lord Commander of Viserys I Targaryen's Kingsguard.

Biography

Background

Harrold is one of the longest-serving members of the Kingsguard. He was once a powerful knight with a successful military background, and eventually succeeded Ser Ryam Redwyne as Lord Commander. He is tasked by the king to watch over and guard Rhaenyra Targaryen.

Behind the scenes

Harrold Westerling was announced as a recurring character in House of the Dragon on December 8, 2020. The character breakdown reads as follows:

"The Commander and longest-serving member of the Kingsguard who still remembers the lustre of the storied Seven Knights. A once powerful Knight and a successful military background so a man with presence and status. Given the responsibility to the King to watch over and guard the Princess. In the current regime, where widespread peace has led to complacency and indulgence, he feels something of a loss of purpose, but nevertheless serves the King with a fierce, if quiet, loyalty."
―HBO

In the books

In The World of Ice & Fire and Fire & Blood, Harrold is less expanded upon. He is not mentioned in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels.

See also