Queen sets eyes on Iron Throne

Last updated 10:42 25/06/2014

Queen visits Game of Thrones set

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Queen Elizabeth has a new throne, after she and Prince Philip visited the set of hit TV show Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland.

Being given a replica of the TV series throne was the crowning moment of her Belfast tour.

A miniature Iron Throne, it was a take-home version of the massive black one central to the global hit series
The Queen opted not to sit on the full-sized throne, said to be forged from a thousand blades for the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.

She met actor Maisie Williams, 17,  who plays Arya Stark, Sophie Turner, 18, who stars as her sister Sansa, and Lena Headey, whose role is Cersei Lannister, queen regent of the Seven Kingdoms.

"She kept commenting on how uncomfortable the throne looked. That was funny," Williams said.

While the Queen's youngest child son Prince Edward and his wife Sophie are said to be avid viewers, it was not known whether Her Majesty, 88, is amused by the show.

Scenes are shot in Belfast's Titanic Quarter - named after the doomed liner which hit an iceberg and sunk on its maiden voyage in 1912. It was built in Belfast.

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