Real reason Queen didn't sit on Iron Throne

22:34, Aug 06 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.

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams remembers the exact moment the Queen looked at the Iron Throne and remarked that it didn't look very comfortable.

Queen Elizabeth II paid a visit to the set of the hit HBO fantasy series in Northern Ireland last month with the Duke of Edinburgh.

It was widely noted that the 88-year-old Monarch declined to sit on Westeros' version of her royal chair, but there was never an explanation as to why.

Now Williams has explained.

The 17-year-old, who plays Arya Stark joined several cast members including Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Conleth Hill (Lord Varys) on the Belfast set to meet Her Majesty.

"She came over and I was like, 'Good morning your majesty', and did my little curtsey," Williams told Access Hollywood.


"I don't even know why, it was kind of embarrassing actually."

Williams said she was shocked when the Queen, who she described as quiet, stopped to chat with her.

After asking whether Williams enjoyed acting on the show, the starlet said she turned her attention to the Iron Throne.

"She looked over at the throne and goes, 'It doesn't look very comfortable'," she said.

"And I was like, 'You're right, it doesn't look very comfortable'."

Williams showed off her creative side at Comic-Con, sticking with the theme by wearing a dress made of outrecycled comics and graphic novels.