Queen Elizabeth visits ‘Game of Thrones' set, doesn't sit on throne
MANILA, Philippine – Is Queen Elizabeth a fan of Game of Thrones?
The British monarch, along with Prince Philip, visited the set of the popular show on Tuesday, June 24. The show is filmed in Northern Ireland, boosting the economy in the region.
According to The Verge, the queen visited the Paint Hall studio in Belfast, and was impressed with the iron throne used in the set. CBS news, however, reported that she did not take a seat on the throne (imagine the memes).
She also chatted with members of the cast, including Lena Heady (Cersei Lannister), Conleth Hill (Lord Varys), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark).
Dressed in their best to welcome the Queen, the cast could not look more different from their on-screen characters, who are often in grave danger – if they aren't the ones wreaking havoc.
In a sunny yellow suit and wearing a cheery expression, the Queen presented quite the contrast against the dark, forbidding throne. But she seemed delighted as she was presented with a miniature version of her own.
The show's season 4 finale was reported to be the most downloaded episode ever. (READ: Game of Thrones finale, most downloaded torrent, HBO thrilled)
Game of Thrones, based on the George R.R. Martin’s novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, was recently renewed by HBO for two more seasons. – Rappler.com