How old is Miranda when the play starts?

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She was roughly 15. By that I mean, Prospero says that she was not yet three years old when they were exiled to the island, and that it has been a dozen years that they are there. That could be 14 (less than 3 + 12), or it could be 15, since I doubt Prospero is keeping a precise calendar.

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