Queen Elizabeth checks out the Iron Throne on the ‘Game of Thrones’ set


As previewed last week, Queen Elizabeth arrived in Northern Ireland this week and somehow, she ended up in the heart of King’s Landing. Yes, Queen Elizabeth is #TeamLannister, I guess, because when you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. How much money would you give to hear the Queen say that?

Unfortunately, Queen Elizabeth did not sit on the Iron Throne. She did “marvel” at it though, and she got to meet some of the Game of Thrones cast members, including Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, along with co-creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss. This happened too:

Amazing. I’m adding a video and another awesome tweet from her visit. I really do think she watches Game of Thrones now. You can’t fool me, your Majesty!!! You want a dragon.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Instagram.

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  1. lisa says:

    i feel so robbed, i NEED a pic of HMQ in that throne

  2. Lindy79 says:

    I know etiquette wouldn’t allow it but I would have given anything to see her sit in it.

  3. InvaderTak says:

    She needs to go back and sit on the throne!!! NO how could she not??

  4. Aagje says:

    Goddamnit, I just came from Belfast…. Totally would have broken into the studio. And it would have been worth it.

  5. Aeryn39 says:

    I love it!!! The DM has a hilarious pic that looks sort of like HM is giving the Iron Throne side-eye:


    I really like HM’s outfit and I always adore her brooches. I usually like when the Queen wears really bright, rich colors like the blue and the pink/magenta above, but this pale yellow is my Mom’s favorite color, so I’ve got a weak spot for it.

    I was having an absolutely rotten day, and then the stars truly aligned for me: the Queen and Game of Thrones, awesome!

  6. Eleonor says:

    “Well well well it is bigger than mine, isn’t it? “

  7. joy says:

    I love her in that hot pink say something hat.

  8. Amy Tennant says:

    Oh, the Internet would have BROKEN had she sat on it! It would have been glorious. It would have been my profile pic 4-EVA

  9. eliza says:

    Soooooo jealous of the Queen’s visit!

    On another note. I was planning on getting my mom the mini Iron Throne paperweight for one of her bday gifts. I stupidly waited until after the season finale to order. SOLD OUT. Ugh! Although I was offered the several thousand dollar life sized throne instead. Lol.

    Queen looks great!

    Kit Harrington! *Swooooooooon*

  10. Pumpkin Pie says:

    The Band of Scots Guards playing the theme, is there a video with that too? I love that tune.
    The Queen looks so lovely.

  11. FLORC says:

    Hah! With everyone! Get that Queen in that throne!

  12. Jen2 says:

    Her clothes have been so very colorful lately. I love the fuschias and hot pinks especially.

  13. mom2two says:

    I would have laughed if the The Queen gave Benioff and Weiss a set of the books and said, “George RR Martin sends his regards…”

  14. Hootysgram says:

    The Queen is adorable…but the Rainbow Bright outfits she wears….every pastel known to mankind….with matching hats…purse and shoes…..is getting OLD. Can’t she ever mix it up…The damned Dutchess Kate dresses like an old frump…and the old frump dresses like Walt Disney designs her wardrobe.

  15. SnarkGirl says:

    I absolutely love this!

    The photos of the Queen in yellow kind of made me giggle though … anyone remember Eddie Izzard’s bit about old ladies & the Queen? He talks about women getting a certain age and wearing “the gran coat” and a hat like ‘a cake on the head”. That yellow outfit is gran all the way, cake on the head and all!

    And for those talking about her fashion choices, remember, she IS an old lady from a very different generation. I think she look marvelous, and that cheeky twinkle in her eye and little smile always makes me chuckle.

    • derpshooter says:

      Yeah, I saw that hat and it made me think cake right away. But not in a bad way – I think it’d make a really pretty shower or wedding cake. Can you imagine bringing a pic of the QE in to your caterer and asking them to make you cake like the hat pictured? Awesome.

      I wish we could imbed pics and video here (but I totally understand why we can’t) because that bit when Izzard is bent over stomping around the stage because QE has superglued herself to the throne so Charles can never have it is great.

    • hmmm says:

      Does this mean that finally, one gets to have their cake and eat it, too? ;)

      I love the cake comparison. Now I look upon her maj as sweet, fluffy and crumbly with marzipan icing.

  16. Liberty says:

    I like to think that she DID sit in it, just for a moment, after all cameras were confiscated. I will hold onto this image. I love her.

  17. Paul Ó Duḃṫaiġ says:

    “Windsor is coming” as I heard one wag recount it.

  18. Izzy says:

    Honestly, I don’t even watch GOT, and I still LOVE this story, and I wish she had taken a seat in the Iron Throne. The internet would have simply collapsed under the weight of all that awesomeness from that picture. Also, the British Monarchy has a pretty good Twitter feed, doesn’t it? Kind of fun.