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Prince Hamid, a character in the Desire & Decorum series, is the Imperial Prince of the Ottoman Empire and one of your love interests. He is first seen in Book 1, Chapter 5.

Appearance

Prince Hamid has black hair, dark blue eyes, and olive skin. He wears a teal robe with gold embroidery, a black cape, and a silver medallion.

Personality

Prince Hamid is normally very gentlemanly and formal. When he is around Your Character, however, he shows off a little bit of his wild side while still maintaining his formalities.

In Book 1, Chapter 5, he admits that he loves to travel the world but hates doing business related things.

Relationships

Your Character

He is one of your love interests. You first meet when you and Briar arrive in London and search for the way to the townhouse. He offers you a ride. In Book 1, Chapter 7, you can decide to explore backstage and watch the rehearsal in the opera house with Prince Hamid. Although Duke Richards prevents you from watching the actual performance with Prince Hamid, you and Miss Parsons share a carriage ride with him beforehand. The next time you meet is in Chapter 10, where he can persuade you to take a walk in the park with him while your carriage waits in congested traffic to the races. In Chapter 13, you can choose him to give you comfort over the passing of your father. In Chapter 15, he introduces you to Mr. Konevi although you have already met him prior, explaining his job situation, and you have the choice whether or not to employ Mr. Konevi and keep him in England. You can confess your love for Prince Hamid in Chapter 16, but it is your choice in Book 2, Chapter 8, to either keep or change your love interest.

Annabelle Parsons

Depending on whether or not you also pursue Miss Parsons as a love interest, her jealousy towards Prince Hamid varies. When she meets him for the first time on the same day you do, their encounter is brief as he only has eyes for you. She remains friendly with him when you three tour the Opera house together in the afternoon before the performance, but when he arrives to escort you two that evening, she needs silence reassurance from you when he charmingly flirts with you.

Ernest Sinclaire

In Book 1, Prince Hamid seldomly interacts with Mr. Sinclaire except in passing, possibly at the races in Chapter 10, at your father's funeral in Chapter 13, and the Duke's ball in Chapters 15 and 16. In Book 2, their friendship gains ground over mutual fondness for you and dislike for Duke Richards. They come to see you in Grovershire in Chapters 4 and 5, and attend the gala thrown at Edgewater estate in Chapter 7. If you decide Prince Hamid is the one you want to marry, when he challenges the Duke to a duel Chapter 8, he asks Mr. Sinclaire to act as his second in Chapter 9. Mr. Sinclaire offers his dueling pistol to Prince Hamid, and teaches him some dueling basics.

Tristan Richards

Because Prince Hamid acts as an ambassador for the Ottoman Empire, he interacts with Duke Richards in Parliament. To the Duke's aggravation, Prince Hamid openly charms you when you and Miss Parsons run into them outside a dress shop. Duke Richards tells him he shouldn't be distracted from securing his treaties by your pretty face, and is annoyed when he offers to send a carriage to escort you and Miss Parsons to the opera. The Duke dislikes him for monopolizing your time. In Book 1, Chapter 10, when the Duke goads Mr. Marlcaster into racing against him, Prince Hamid joins the race. The rest of their relationship is determinant on whether or not Prince Hamid is your love interest, although in general, all your love interests despise the Duke to different degrees. If Prince Hamid is your love interest, the Duke will find out in Book 2, Chapter 8 and Prince Hamid will challenge him to a duel.

Yusuf Konevi & Bartholomew Chambers

Even though Yusuf Konevi has been a servant for the Imperial family for years, they only met during Mr. Konevi's first visit to England. Mr. Konevi taught him how to appeal to the members of Parliament. With his help, Prince Hamid was able to get the Treaty of Chanak signed.

Hamid is fully aware of the secret relationship Konevi has with Bartholomew Chambers, as he is Konevi's confidant. He is the one who suggests that Konevi works as your main character's barrister to keep him employed in England.

If you don't employ Mr. Konevi, in Book 2, Chapter 7, you will overhear that Prince Hamid saw Mr. Konevi off at the docks and delivers a message from him to Mr. Chambers. Prince Hamid also offers to help Mr. Chambers find an excuse, should he wish to travel to the Ottoman Empire to see him. Mr. Chambers will reply that he is ever in his debt.

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Trivia

  • In Book 1, Chapter 5, he tells you that he is thirty-seventh in the line of succession, soon to be thirty-eighth when his cousin's son is born.