Queen Elizabeth visits “Game of Thrones” set
The Queen, who did not sit on the “Iron Throne,” met with the cast members
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh toured the Belfast sets of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” on Tuesday, the British daily newspaper The Times reported.
During their journey in Northern Ireland, the 88-year-old monarch and the Duke were escorted by the producers of the television series and taken through the show’s custom-made armory, hangars of costumes, and sprawling sets.
The Queen, who did not sit on the “Iron Throne,” met with the cast members including Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, Rose Leslie and Conleth Hill.
In April, the show broke viewership records in the United States, as 6.6 million people watched the season premiere, marking HBO’s highest viewership since The Sopranos finale in 2007, Time reported.
The drama, based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling novels, debuted in 2011 and depicts the struggle over power between seven mythical kingdoms. The series has gained a dedicated global fan base which is reported to include U.S. President Barack Obama.