Queen Elizabeth is obsessed with ‘Game of Thrones’ too, just like the peasants


Here are some photos of Queen Elizabeth on Day 2 of the Royal Ascot. I like her pale mint coat, although I’m not sure about that elastic neckline on her dress. But I LOVE the multi-colored diamond brooches. The Queen’s jewelry is always so well-presented. And she loves brooches so much.

Anyway, I just thought you would enjoy this: Queen Elizabeth might be a fan of Game of Thrones!!! She’s making a state visit to Northern Ireland later this month (probably after the Royal Ascot) and she’s making a point to stop by the set of Game of Thrones. GoT films large chunks of the show in Northern Ireland – that’s where they film The Wall scenes, plus the Eyrie. The Monarchy’s Twitter account tweeted yesterday:

Love the #GoT hashtag. Someone is a fan! It’s probably not Liz, but maybe her staffers? I just can’t imagine the Queen (!!!) watching all of those boobs and gore. And dragons! She would probably like the dragons though. And maybe she would like Tyrion Lannister. She definitely would have enjoyed Prince Oberyn (but who didn’t enjoy him?). What if she’s been a fan-girl all this time? What if she and Philip love nothing more than to tuck into the new episode of GoT that they have DVR’d?



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  1. paola says:

    I bet the next OBE will be Pedro Pascal!
    I bet she has a big crush on Prince Oberyn.. but yeah I can believe she would go through the gory scenes without blinking but I’m not so sure about the sex scenes. The Queen rocks.

  2. Mia4S says:

    Don’t tell me if she’s not a fan, I love believing she is. ;-)

    Somehow I see her as Team Stannis. He’s the most experienced and mature. She might go Team Daenerys if/when she gets more proactive….and I’ve officially given this too much thought!

    • TG says:

      Then she must be team Melisandre because Stannis has no thoughts of his own anymore and only does what she tells him to do. He is the weakest most despised person on that show IMO. I think Stannis is representative of all cult followers.

      • Mia4S says:

        Weakest? Yep, so far. Most despised? No way! The show is full of terrible people and I’ve got at least three or four on my hit list above Stannis. :-) LOL, I love this show.

      • CK says:

        Weakest? Probably. Sansa just one upped him and became a bad chick this season. That walk down the stairs in Lyssa’s dress gave me life. Most Despised? Cersei is still around and Daenarys is rapidly ascending the list. He is the most despised male though, since most of the other ones got killed off already.

  3. Dotty says:

    She’s so lovely when she smiles! Agree on the elastic neckline, though. That just screams “old lady”!

  4. Ollyholly says:

    What makes you think she would like dragons? Seems like a weird thing to think about her, she’s incredibly stoic and conservative, interest in fantasy doesn’t seem to be an actual attribute I would ever imagine her having. Seems like you’re reaching.

  5. LAK says:

    Since characters and some storylines are based on or inspired by their family history, perhaps they play a drinking game whenever they recognise a fictionalised ancestor.

  6. Kaboom says:

    She probably thinks how much better she’d be off if she had Oberyn as a son and not that toff Charles.

  7. eliza says:

    There are probably a few out there, but GOT seems to be a favorite of many. What will I do this Sunday????? Oh yeah, True Blood. :-/

  8. Kali says:

    I like to imagine her being a fan of Lady Olenna. It gives me great joy to imagine her giggling over some of Olenna’s lines :D

  9. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Swooning over the brooch. Thank you. The hat is pretty, too.

  10. epiphany says:

    Wonder if Kit Harington will be on set to greet her? They’re cousins several times over, being 7th cousins on his father’s side, and his great uncle married a cousin on the late Queen Mother’s side.

  11. A.Key says:

    I think they’re better at PR than watching HBO.

  12. Lilacflowers says:

    I am the caregiver for a relative in the same age group as the Queen. My relative would not miss an episode of GOT and watches each episode repeatedly. She also insists on seeing every new Tarantino film on opening day. Just because somebody is elderly or an advanced elder doesn’t mean she stops living.

    • Macey says:

      This ^^

      My late grandma was in her 60s in the early 90s and she still had her shows she did not miss (and you best not talk during them either) and also LOVED watching David Lee Roth and Boy George concerts while sipping her Margaritas.. she was the best grandma EVER..miss her every day.

    • bluhare says:

      My mother, who is 82, binge watched Game of Thrones when we had a free HBO preview week before the new season started. (She’s too cheap to actually pay for it!) She got a huge amount of “awesome, Grandma!” from the grandkids, and I couldn’t believe she watched it either. She and my husband were talking about the various attributes of everybody and I asked her how she handled it. She said she looks away when it gets too violent; she’s got no problem with the sex stuff.

      My nephew wants the DVD’s for his birthday so I suggested he could invite grandma over to watch the seasons she hasn’t seen yet. He was horrified . . . “I’d never watch all those boobs with grandma!”, but he did say he’d loan them out when he’s done.

      People are surprised a little old lady binge watched it though!

      • A.Key says:

        “I’d never watch all those boobs with grandma!”
        LOL, I get the kid.
        However, it’s sad how women not only lose their sex appeal as they age, but they’re not even perceived to be remotely sexual by people as well. It’s as if a part of your sexual femininity dies when you get older.
        I mean, when you think about it, the elders have way more experience with sex and life than us younger folks, yet we cannot even picture them in that regard.
        No wonder actresses are desperately clinging to surgery and makeup as they age, to remain sexually appealing.

      • astra says:

        A.Key, I am young and the last thing I ever want to do with anyone is talk about sex. Unfortunately that seems to be the constant, unrelenting obsession in modern society. Nothing wrong with sex but I certainly have no desire to know or hear about the sex life of people I deal with every day. My grandmother has 6 kids so of course she had sex but why on Earth would I want to think about that? Whatever happened to not airing every aspect of your personal business to the world? And when did being seen as a sexual being replace the million other better things that a person used to aspire to be?

  13. SnarkGirl says:

    The Queen is known for her wicked sense of humour & her love of stand up, so I can see her liking GoT – especially Tyrion!

  14. Size Does Matter says:

    Maybe she could do us all a favor and issue a royal command that GRRM finish writing the next damned book already.

    • RobN says:

      I think he’s done already. I think he drags it out for years to increase the anticipation. Now he’s got this will the series catch up to the books thing going on and people are all atwitter about it.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        I hope it is finished, but I must say I have my doubts that we’ll ever see the conclusion to this saga. I really seems that he has written himself into a corner with the last two book, which are quite poor, especially book 5.

        In the meantime I enjoy Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel saga, which is betetr written, has a more healthy sexual politics and the most awesome heroine – who’s intelligent, well-educated, compassionate and very brave. She perservers not because she’s a kick-ass warrior-woman but because she is an intelligent and skilled spy. She has a beautiful warrior-priest to deliver the ass-kicking. It is a great read though a bit racy.

        Anything by Elizabeth Bear and Catherynne Valente is also highly recommended. Valente’s writing is to die for!

      • Size Does Matter says:

        I’m trying to avoid posting spoilers. How to word this? With the vast numbers of new characters introduced in book four and time spent with them and how some HBO characters have been marginalized despite larger roles and different storylines in the book that take up a lot of time in books four and five, I think the show has caught up with some characters already. I hope you’re right and the book is done and gets released this year. Doesn’t the series start back up in February?

      • Sparkly says:

        @ArtHistorian – The Kushiel trilogies are my favorite books!

        I’ve been trying to read GoT after getting into the show, but I kind of wish I’d read them first. I’ve been having trouble keeping interest, though maybe that will change now with hiatus.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        I’m so happy to see another fan of the Kusheline series! It is a fervent wish of mine that this series be turned into a Tv show – mind you, only if they do it justice, which means: non of that icky rapetastic sexual politics that infest so much fantasy. Dame Angie will always be my head-canon Melisandre.

        I really recommend Catherynne Valente. her work isnot tradtional fantasy but she has mad writing skills (started as a poet). My favorite is her duology “The Orphan’s Tales”. It is written like Arabian Night – a tale within a tale eithin…, but it all fits beautifully together when you reach the end of book two.

  15. T.C. says:

    My friends 85 year old Grandma wants crazy violet movies and action films. I think we all expect old ladies to like boring dramas and romance.

  16. Reece says:

    I’m sure Philip would still like all the boobs. *snort*
    This is the same Queen that did the James Bond opening for the Olympics, this doesn’t actually surprise me if true.

  17. marmaduke45 says:

    Love the coat. Love the hat. Love the jewelry. I’m just going to take a moment and fangirl.

  18. StaceyP says:

    What makes you think your tastes change that much as you get older? My favourite books when I was 15 were fantasy and now I am 50, fantasy is still my favourite go to. I imagine if I make it to 80, that’s what I’ll still be reading.
    Really you are the same person through out your life, you just gain experience and knowledge.

  19. Hannah says:

    “What if she and Philip love nothing more than to tuck into the new episode of GoT that they have DVR’d?” Blimey, I’ve just ROYALLY misread that sentence. Mistook the “t” for an “f” and thought it read “to” rather than “into”.

  20. Bear says:

    It’s just “Royal Ascot” not “the Royal Ascot”!!

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  22. kcarp says:

    I wonder if she will walk up on Prince Philip watching and wonder why is he watching gay porn? That was my first thought when I saw my husband watching games of thrones the first time.

  23. Dany says:

    just because she makes a set visit doesn´t mean she is a fan.
    Royals often visit sets of famous tv series or movies just because it brings attention to the local film industry and the place (Northern Ireland in this case) and yes, such stunts give people the feeling “oh he/she is one of us and watches tv. Woohoo”.
    Just a few examples i remember
    -> William, Harry and Kate: Harry Potter set/ exhibition
    -> Mary of Denmark shown Camilla the set of The Killing
    -> Charles: Dr.Who set
    PR stunts and if the royal visitor happens to be a real fan it is a win-win situation for all involved ;)

  24. Santolina says:

    HM is looking minty fresh! But I’m not a fan of the cut of that coat. Something about the v-neck is not flattering to her proportions and makes it look like she has a ginormous bosom.

  25. meme says:

    The Wall scenes are shot in Iceland I believe?

  26. Flower says:

    I wouldn’t be at all surprised that the the Queen watches Game of Thrones, it is after all based loosely on The British War of the Roses and Scottish royal history, both she and the late Queen Mum were also fans of TV wresting in the 60′s and 70′s and she is said to like murder mysteries/detective shows.

  27. ciara says:

    Because it reminds her of her childhood :D