Queen gets starring role in Game Of Thrones (sort of)

The world and their dogs are watching Game Of Thrones (GOT for short) and now, as if to prove its popularity knows no bounds, the Queen is also getting involved.

Secure in the knowledge that there is no question over her right to the throne, the Queen paid a visit to the GOT set in Belfast today - even appearing to pause for thought about gracing the famous iron seat that the show has made famous.

Looks like it might be time for Tommen to tread carefully. There's a new admirer of the Iron Throne - and she's a pretty safe bet to end up on it, although she did resist a sit down on this occasion.

But she was even given her own mini Iron Throne to take home to the palace and to be honest, looked pretty chuffed with it.

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 the Sky Atlantic series is filmed.

It is not known if the Queen and Duke are avid fans of the show, notorious for its gruesome violence, repetitive nudity and racy sex scenes.

Series 4 finished last week and we do find ourselves wondering if the Queen and Philip are up to date or if the pair of them have it on the go on boxset..

If so, we hope she warned all in her presence against letting slip any spoilers.

The Queen was also shown handmade costumes , props and armoury, while David Benioff and Dan Weiss, executive producers and writers, led her on a tour around the set.

The Royals met members of the cast including Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, Kit Harington, who stars at Jon Snow, and Lena Headey, who plays Queen Cersei Lannister.

Local Ballymena-born actor Conleth Hill, who plays the manipulative Lord Varys, was also there to shake hands with the royal visitors.

The White Walkers stayed hidden from view luckily. We're not sure the Queen and Philip would have taken to kindly to a meet and greet with one of those.

Picture Credit: Rex Features

Words: Sofia Zagzoule

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