She is the wife of Anubis Khentimentiu III and the queen of the Great Anubian Empire. She is not just any female who's role it is to just stand around and look pretty. It's a really strange story. Askari actually won the kings hand in a huge fight not only to challenge the king's infamous streak of stubborness but call Anubis out on his bullshit that he wanted an equal to rule by his side.
Askari was the only one who did and not only she knew that Anubis was bluffing but was able to defeat him for his hand in marriage. From there she became his queen and ruled by his side. And that part of not standing around to look pretty well her role as queen is different than that of the king. For starters, her role also stands as Supreme Ambassador to the empire and the woman in charge of the entire nation while the King is away. The King still has control of the empire's expanses but the Queen has control the capital planet and system.
When not doing diplomatic affairs, Askari is a very formidable warrior, training daily with the guards to improve and maintain her skills. Sometimes even better than those who sworn their lives to protect her. Don't let her appearance fool you, she will hurt you.