For Queen Elizabeth II, one throne is enough.
The 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.
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 armoury, 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.