Three years ago Prince Mathew and his brother and two sisters were sitting by his mother and father's bed as she was dying. He was holding his mother's hand when she said to him, "Look at you my little one. I'm always going to be in your heart so stop crying. I also have something for you."
The queen grabbed the heriloom from her finger and placed it in the Crown Prince's hand. "This is the family ring. It's a dragon to represent our fierce loyalty to each other and our strengths when we're together. Never lose sight of that... It has the spirit of our past ancestors inside so never lose it."
"Yes mother. I will never let it go," he replied through his tears that were streaming down his soft peachy face and rosey red cheeks. He placed the ring on his finger and watched her as the life faded from her eyes.
The queen's last words to her son was, "Beware the Lion."