Queen Elizabeth II visits Game of Thrones set in Belfast

Queen Elizabeth II visits Game of Thrones set in Belfast
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The Queen has dropped in on the studios hosting hit US drama Game of Thrones during a three-day visit to Northern Ireland.

She and the Duke of Edinburgh visited the set of the fantasy series in Belfast, meeting some of the cast members.

Elizabeth II’s 62 stable years on the British throne is in stark contrast to the popular drama, which follows the fortunes of warring, fictional royal families.

The Queen was pictured next to the show’s Iron Throne, which is made of swords, but declined the photo opportunity of sitting on it.

Game of Thrones is based on the novels of George RR Martin.

HBO said earlier this month that the series was now its biggest hit, beating even The Sopranos in viewing figures.

HBO has filmed the series across Northern Ireland since 2009, reportedly bringing a direct economic benefit of £82 million (€102.3m) to the region.

Queen’s Game of Thrones visit – the best tweets and images

#[View the story “Queen visits set of Game of Thrones” on Storify]Queen visits set of Game of Thrones

Queen Elizabeth dropped in on the set of hit US drama Game of Thrones during a three-day visit to Northern Ireland.

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Storified by euronews· Tue, Jun 24 2014 14:51:17

The Queen’s visit to the set of the Game of Thrones is seemingly a gift for online satirists.
Here are some of the best tweets, pictures and multimedia:

We heard the Queen was visiting the "Game Of Thrones" set http://t.co/fFaUJHbIL0BuzzFeed UK

When Queen Elizabeth visited the GameOfThrones set, Cersei in the back like... #queenvsqueen http://t.co/JyoYVTa1K7Tyrion Lannister</div><div>Her Majesty the Queen? Game of Thrones? Really? http://t.co/pKqIK0wRRKPhilip Ardagh</div><div>The Queen ponders how comfortable the Game of Thrones throne would be http://t.co/MxrrORN2o3Daniel Sandford</div><div>The Queen is presented with a miniature #IronThrone during her visit to the GameOfThrones set #QueeninNI http://t.co/yIbwvlQs8WBritishMonarchy

Queen visits GameOfThrones set, doesn't sit in the Iron Throne http://t.co/xtjAqiMlL2 #royalty #GoT http://t.co/EO1PNovsshCBC News</div><div>She's seen the Iron Throne! She's heading right for it! http://t.co/0m9penHQDp #GameofThrones #QueenWatch http://t.co/ZjVib4wYkeRadio Times</div><div>Gallery: The Queen visits The Iron Throne on the set of GameOfThrones: http://t.co/aJyeMxPhZQ #WindsorIsComing http://t.co/42NaIGFw4zKerrang! Radio

Queen Elizabeth II is the ruler Westeros deserves. http://t.co/FQWjxseH6g http://t.co/CSxgITQ6m1Mashable Watercooler

And finally…. one youngster tries to get a ‘selfie’ with the Queen.

The moment one young chap tried to take a selfie with the Queen during her Belfast trip http://t.co/CnEZ6kTUIs http://t.co/enQHQ7T3sbBelfast Telegraph

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