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Queen Elizabeth II visits the throne room at the set of the Game of Thrones TV series in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter on June, 24, 2014. (PETER MORRISON/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Queen Elizabeth II visits the throne room at the set of the Game of Thrones TV series in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter on June, 24, 2014. (PETER MORRISON/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Queen visits Game of Thrones set, declines to sit on Iron Throne Add to ...

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.

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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.

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