Queen Elizabeth II has been to Westeros! Queen Elizabeth visited the Game of Thrones set in Belfast on Tuesday, June 24 as part of her Northern Ireland tour.
Queen Elizabeth took in the sights while on set, from weaponry to costumes and other props from Game of Thrones. But the real moment everybody was waiting for was when Queen Elizabeth came upon the Iron Throne. Despite the hopes of Internet users everywhere, she did not sit upon the throne, she just marveled at the iconic seat.
The official monarchy social media channel shared the above photo with this caption: "The
#IronThrone as you've never seen it before... @GameofThrones"
Several cast members were also on hand to greet the queen. Co-creators and executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss were on hand, as were stars Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte). Harington even cracked a smile! Yep, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh got Jon Snow to smile.
The visit to the Iron Throne happens at about 35 minutes into the video below. Cast interactions take place shortly after.