^^^ Very slow indeed. Which, to be fair, is probably how it would go in "real life" as well. High-born royalty in Europe spend years learning the finer points of diplomacy under many tutors and mentors. She's doing it pretty much on her own (albeit with a small handful of advisers whom she always seems to keep at arm's length) and at her own speed, in anticipation one day of taking all she learned back to Westeros. I applaud her intent - to be the best queen she can be to the people of her homeland, but it is getting admittedly ponderous. I'm in ADwD right now and it's getting to be amusing all the people who are popping out of the woodwork now to marry her.
And I also got to the part where Barriston Selmy