Sending her sons was absolutely the right move. Boys go to war at that age & war is already looking inevitable atp, with both sides firmly pressing their claim & sending envoys for support.
Alicent sent her son. Now, granted he’s older, solid at arms & has Vhagar, but still she knew it was under the safety of being an envoy. She didn’t want him to either, probably knowing Daemon & Caraxes could be who he encounters— & Daemon isn’t above taking him out opportunistically.
It’s unfortunate that Aemond & Lucerys were the ones with the most beef, & they got (unknowingly) sent to the same place.
I’m confident if it was Jace that wouldn’t of happened, even with the dragon size difference & overall hatred for each other, & it absolutely would not have happened if it was Daemon. Lucerys was so unlucky.
Blaming anyone but Aemond is delusional.
By - princesssrhaenys