UK queen visits Belfast set of 'Game of Thrones'

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014


BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- For Queen Elizabeth II, one throne is enough.

The United Kingdom's 88-year-old monarch toured the Belfast sets of the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones" and met many of its stars Tuesday beside the show's sword-covered seat of power, the Iron Throne.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth visits Game of Thrones' Iron throne
Britain's Queen Elizabeth visits the throne room at the set of the Game of Thrones TV series in Titanic Quarter, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tuesday, June, 24, 2014. The Queen is on a 3-day visit to Northern Ireland. (AP)


Unlike many visitors to Belfast's Titanic Studios, the monarch declined to take a seat on the throne created for the ruler of the mythical Seven Kingdoms.

"Game of Thrones" creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss escorted the monarch through the show's custom-made armory, hangars of costumes, and sprawling sets used to shoot the program's interior scenes and perilous ice-cliff ascents — part of the biggest TV production ever mounted in Europe.

She chatted with actors Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, Rose Leslie and Conleth Hill. (AP)

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