Power kept in the family "closed"
Garald Lorenzo was a man of great power and fought to stay in power as royalty. His late wife passed after giving birth to his daughter and he fail to find a proper woman to remarry to take care of her. He end up raising her own his own but over time he began to date many women. All failed to be a suitable match as many seek his fortune. He finally concluded that best keep the power in the family and turn his attention to his own daughter to be his future wife. Since he would still have complete power and know she would not betray him.
He decided pull his connection and have her legally be his wife, once the paper were all completed. He had taken her to the movies and shopping before bringing her home to announce is decision.