Behold, Her Majesty the Queen of England has stepped foot into the “Game of Thrones” set in Belfast to claim what is rightfully hers – the Iron Throne.
Just kidding. She wasn’t going to claim anything whatsoever. But she did actually pay a visit to the studio in Belfast. And if Queen Elizabeth II herself can make the effort to say hi, well, then you know that your TV series has definitely made it. This totally just topped the Season 4 finale ratings and stats!
Her Majesty was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh for the visit to the Paint Hall Studios in the city’s regenerated Titanic Quarter, where much of the popular Sky Atlantic series is filmed. The significant moment in history also saw the attendance of members of the GoT cast including Maisie Williams (who plays Arya Stark), Sophie Turner (who plays Sansa Stark), Kit Harington (who plays Jon Snow), Conleth Hill (who plays Lord Varys), Rose Leslie (who plays Ygritte), and Lena Headey (who plays Queen Cersei Lannister).
Yes, we repeat, and Lena Headey (who plays Queen Cersei Lannister). The Queens met!
The cast walked
Her Grace Her Majesty through the mini exhibition, where she was shown handmade costumes, props, and armoury. Executive producers and writers of GoT David Benioff and Dan Weiss led a tour through the sets for the Red Keep and the Throne Room.
Watch the video here:
As seen in the above video, the Iron Throne was on display for the Queen but she didn’t take the opportunity to test it out. Although it would’ve been pretty epic if she did. Instead, she was given her own miniature throne to take back to the palace with her.
What, you’re disappointed that Her Majesty didn’t sit on the Iron Throne? Alright, alright, you may have this fake picture:
It is not known if the Queen and Duke are fans of the show, which is famous for its violence and nudity. But for the GoT cast and crew, we bet they’re all just like, “Shit just got real, you guys!”.
Excuse us while we add this event to this list of seriously serious GoT business.