Clara 'Clare' Royce is one of the main characters and the cousin of Evelyn Pierce. Orphaned at a young age, she looks to her uncle Edmund in times of trouble. Although the occasionally quarrel arises between the pair, she and Eve are very close friends.
Clare is a year younger than Eve. When she was seven years old, her parents were both assassinated, leaving the kingdom without a ruler. Under the advisory of Edmund, her father's brother, Clare ascended the throne, guided by her motto to 'follow her heart' in times of trouble or peril.