At first, I was completely lost on exactly who the characters were.
Then I remembered what happened in the previous generation, that Yul's mother married his father (the Crown Prince) when she was actually dating and in love with Shin's father (the Daegon).
After that...I really do feel sorry for her that he died so young. If that dream, the dream of her husband to make the monarchy one with actual power once again, is one of the reasons she's fighting for Yul to be the next king, I think I can understand.
Which might just make me dislike Yul even more, given the revelations in later chapters.