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UK queen visits Belfast set of 'Game of Thrones'



BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) - For Queen Elizabeth II, one throne is enough.

The United Kingdom's 88-year-old monarch toured the Belfast sets of the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones" and met many of its stars Tuesday beside the show's sword-covered seat of power, the Iron Throne.

Unlike many visitors to Belfast's Titanic Studios, the monarch declined to take a seat on the throne created for the ruler of the mythical Seven Kingdoms.

"Game of Thrones" creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss escorted the monarch through the show's custom-made armory, hangars of costumes, and sprawling sets used to shoot the program's interior scenes and perilous ice-cliff ascents - part of the biggest TV production ever mounted in Europe.

She chatted with actors Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, Rose Leslie and Conleth Hill.

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eaglephoenix2 June 24 2014 at 10:24 AM

This woman is an iconic figure. Plus, she may have seen the photo of obama depicted on it recently and why go there? Queen Elizabeth II is a very interesting historical figure and when she passes on, generations will look at her legacy as figurehead with some awe. She's certainly seen and been witness to a lot of history and has weathered many scandals - but she remains unscathed.

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marvelousmosaics June 24 2014 at 10:13 AM

Atleast there is one human in government left with some class.

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MIKEY'S SCREEN June 24 2014 at 10:08 AM

Obama would have jumped on that real quick if he was there, huh?

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marvelousmosaics MIKEY'S SCREEN June 24 2014 at 10:13 AM

he already did! and the white house tweeted it out a few weeks ago, you didn't hear about that?! google it

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dollie marvelousmosaics June 24 2014 at 10:38 AM

that was a photoshop.get your facts straight and go have a cup of liptons and clean your ak47

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eaglephoenix2 MIKEY'S SCREEN June 24 2014 at 10:16 AM

I imagine it gave him ideas, anyway...The Oval Office is only a photo op set, no real work has been done there in years - but a throne in there would certainly be in line with the current resident.

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dollie eaglephoenix2 June 24 2014 at 10:39 AM

go drink some liptons and clean your guns anc cry for your idols bush and chaney

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Kate June 24 2014 at 12:43 PM

It would have been completely inappropriate for a real life monarch to sit on a prop throne for a TV series, and Queen Elizabeth is nothing if not appropriate at all times.

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crowland503 June 24 2014 at 10:50 AM

I think the Queen needs a real Jester, a true clown of the ages, named Barak Obama, the phony President of the United States of America!

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dollie June 24 2014 at 10:36 AM

that uppity old hag and family are a pack of leeches that suck the lifesblood out of the british people and live off everyone else. i dont understand why she is worshipped like a saint. like bush and chaney taking other peoples hard earned money for selfish reasons.

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jjonesprism June 24 2014 at 10:31 AM

I want one!

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autumnwriter June 24 2014 at 12:43 PM

when they were talking about a new "throne", I thought they were referring to bathroom fixtures.

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I Tell it like it is June 24 2014 at 12:30 PM

Her behind stinks just like everyone else's. I would never bow down to her or any human that functions just like everyone else. No such thing as royalty here on earth.

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bronbronco27 I Tell it like it is June 24 2014 at 1:05 PM

Spoken like a true peasant! And if you were born royal I bet you'd be singing a different tune.

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onionson I Tell it like it is June 24 2014 at 2:58 PM

Never say never. If respect won't make you bow power might. Yes there is Royalty here on earth silly girl. You can refute that form of government but denying it exists is just stupid.

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Anne Boleyns Crown June 24 2014 at 2:28 PM

She so should have sat in it!! Not many, if anybody, can say they have ruled as long as she has. Royals get complaints that they are out of touch with the very people they 'rule.' Sitting in that throne is something many of us would love to do and she couldn't be bothered. Lame.

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