The queen is King Arthur’s wife. When Lanval resists her romantic advances by claiming that even his secret lover’s serving girls are prettier than her, the queen is furious. She accuses Lanval of preferring the company of young men (implying that he’s gay). Later, she tells King Arthur that Lanval approached her and, when rebuffed, insulted her.
Arthur’s Queen Character Timeline in The Lais of Marie de France
The timeline below shows where the character Arthur’s Queen appears in The Lais of Marie de France. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.