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Ancalimë’s choice of husband

"...I should be free to wed whom I will; and that would be Úner (which is "Noman"), whom I prefer above all others."
Words of Ancalimë
from Aldarion and Erendis
in Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth

Ancalimë was the Heir to King Tar-Aldarion of Númenor, for whom the laws of succession were changed to allow her to become the first Ruling Queen. After witnessing the estrangement of her parents, and being raised in seclusion, she affirmed her preference not to marry: as she put it, her favoured husband was 'noman'. However, her royal duty prevailed, and ultimately she wedded Hallacar of Hyarastorni and produced an Heir of her own, who would succeed her as King Tar-Anárion.

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