Albert Irons is the Head Paladin of the Brotherhood and only son of the Elder. He's talented in battle and strategy, but not as a political player. He may have taken the "Paladin" part a bit too seriously, and this focus on honor, as well as his young age, has earned him both respect and ire from his fellow Knights and Paladins.
He is definitely a very competent leader in battle, but a few more years as a Knight Commander could have saved him a lot of criticism. He has more than proven his worth and must not be underestimated. However, the son of an Elder will always be judged by others with his father in mind, especially if the Elder in question is someone like Ragnar Irons.