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Lady Joanna and Doran’s Mother

1. For which Hand was dug the passage to Chataya's?

No comment. Feel free to theorize...

2. How could Lady Joanna Lannister have been a childhood friend of Prince Doran's mother? Doran is 50 in ASOS and Tywin, what, 57-58? Was he significantly younger than his wife?

The queen's companions weren't necessarily all of an age. Take a look at the group of ladies who attend Margaery Tyrell, for instance -- a mixture of girls her own age and some who are notably older and younger.

No, Lord Tywin was not significantly younger than his wife.