The woman/princesses would be confined to the harem, or at most, the castle setting unless for some reason there is a political activity that they must attend elsewhere. The later on chosen queen, for example, could be taken to a banquet outside of the castle if accompanied or ask. A wife would have more access around the castle while raising there child. Outside of that the prince and eunuch would be able to leave the castle. The prince for political things and the Eunuch to go run errands assigned to them by the head maid/eunuch or by one of the women who is in need of something.
As for the map and political side of things there is a world outside of the harem and people inside, more importantly the prince, need to know what is going on out there so there will be 'political' letters or news sent to him which others could or could not learn about. The Dowager Queen would know many of these things as well. The war has just ended, but that does not mean that the world is at peace.
Oh, by the way, one thing I was thinking about from stories I have read with the harem setting inside of them is that in some cultures a woman who has spent the night with the prince could possibly get a reward. This could be anything from silk, gold, rugs, ect... but I was wondering if we wanted this concept inside of this harem/story?