The Queen to Appear on ‘Antiques Roadshow’

Queen Elizabeth II signs the visitor book at Hillsborough Castle. (Brian Lawless/PA Wire)

Queen Elizabeth II signs the visitor book at Hillsborough Castle near Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Brian Lawless/PA Wire)

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, are doing the rounds in Northern Ireland having just made a visit to the Game of Thrones set in Belfast. This time, the couple will actually appear on the long-running BBC program Antiques Roadshow, reports BBC News.

The TV show came to the Queen, visiting her and the Duke at their home in Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, at Hillsborough Castle, just outside of Belfast.

We can only imagine the appraisers’ excitement at what could be hidden away behind the castle walls. But we’re guessing the experts invited into the castle—Hilary KayPaul Atterbury, and John Axford—were only allowed to look at certain items, versus having the run of the castle.

Take a peek at the bronze sculpture the Queen brought out for a look-see:

Queen Elizabeth II with Antiques Roadshow experts (from left) Hilary Kay, Paul Atterby and John Axford inspect a piece by French sculptor Pierre-Jules Mene of the 1863 Derby winner Macaroni, at Hillsborough Castle, Belfast during filming of the Antiques Roadshow on the third and final day of her visit to Northern Ireland. Picture date: Wednesday June 25, 2014. See PA story ROYAL Ulster. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire URN:20217584

Queen Elizabeth II with Antiques Roadshow experts (from left) Hilary Kay, Paul Atterby and John Axford inspect a piece by French sculptor Pierre-Jules Mene of the 1863 Derby winner Macaroni. (Brian Lawless/PA Wire)

Hundreds of people gathered at Hillsborough, following the special taping, to have their own items valued. The royal couple’s items were not given values. But, a similar statue by Pierre-Jules Mene was appraised at $20,000-$30,000 in 2004. 

The air-date has yet to be confirmed, but it’s expected for later this year.

Do you want to take a guess at the value of the bronze horse and jockey? 

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