Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Queen Elizabeth II visits 'Game of Thrones' sets, actors in Belfast

The Queen has visited the interior set of the US TV hit drama Game of Thrones in Belfast's Titanic Quarter, meeting some of the warring "royal families" from the HBO fantasy series.

During her tour inside the former giant hall where the ships of Harland and Wolff (the company that built the Titanic) were painted, the Queen was shown the Iron Throne, a symbol known to fans of the show around the world.

Although she declined to sit on the throne, which is made out of swords, the Queen was presented with a miniature version by Dan Weiss, one of the executive producers of the drama watched by millions.

"She kept commenting on how uncomfortable the throne looked," Maisie Williams, the 17-year-old who plays Arya Stark, told the Associated Press. Actors along with Williams met with the 88-year-old monarch as part of her three-day tour of Northern Ireland with husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte) were there along with Lena Headey, who as Cersei Lannister on "Thrones" was once a queen herself.

"I don't think I've ever been as nervous to meet anybody," Headey told the AP.

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