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Video: Queen Elizabeth II Takes a Tour on 'Game of Thrones' Set in Belfast

June 25, 2014 (4:17 am) GMT
The Queen of England and Prince Philip are greeted by showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss as well as stars Lena Headey, Maisie Williams and Kit Harington when visiting the set of the HBO series.
Video: Queen Elizabeth II Takes a Tour on 'Game of Thrones' Set in Belfast

Queen Elizabeth II took a tour on the fantasy realm of "" on Tuesday, June 24. The 88-year-old monarch and Prince Philip visited the set of the HBO drama series at the Titanic Studios in Belfast, where the interior shots of the show are filmed, as part of her Northern Ireland tour.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were greeted by showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss as they arrived and were shown the props, including the costumes and weaponry, first. They later moved to the throne room, where they met some cast members, including , , , and .

According to reports, the queen refused to try out the Iron Throne, which according to the show is made up of a thousand swords surrendered in war. She, however, was photographed admiring the seat. The picture was posted on official monarchy Instagram account with a caption which read, "The #IronThrone as you've never seen it before..."

The royal couple spent around a half hour as they were scheduled to have a lunch at City Hall. Before leaving, the queen got a miniature replica of the Iron Throne to remind her of her visit.





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