Queen sets eyes on Iron Throne

01:59, Jun 25 2014
Queen on Game of Thrones set
The Queen inspects some props in the old Harland and Wolf paint room during their visit to the HBO TV series Game of Thrones.
Queen on Game of Thrones set
The Queen sets her eyes on the Iron Throne - said to be forged from a thousand blades for the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.
Queen on Game of Thrones set
The Queen chats with some of the costume and prop designers at the Game of Thrones set in Belfast's Titanic Quarter.
Queen on Game of Thrones set
The Queen compares her treasures to those from the show Game of Thrones.
Queen on Game of Thrones set
The Queen wonders if the guys from Game of Thrones have nicer goblets than the ones she's got at Balmoral Castle.
Queen on Game of Thrones set
"I think I stick with my throne at home, this one doesn't look comfy at all," the Queen might think while having a close look at the Iron Throne.
Queen on Game of Thrones set
The Queen settles on taking home a wee Iron Throne instead of swapping her own one for the massive black one central to the global hit series.
Queen on Game of Thrones set
The Queen and Prince Philip compare throne stories with the cast of Game of Thrones.

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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