This is No Game: The Queen Meets the Iron Throne

"Call that a throne?" The Queen on the 'Game of Thrones' set (Pic: AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

“Call that a throne?” The Queen on the ‘Game of Thrones’ set (Pic: AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are currently on the second day of a three-day tour of Northern Ireland, and stopped off for a visit to Paint Hall Studios in Belfast, to take a look at some of the interior sets for Game of Thrones.

Filming on Season Four has finished now, which gave some of the cast and crew the chance to clear the decks and show their special guests the most notable costumes and sets, including the iconic Iron Throne. This would clearly be an item of special interest for anyone that uses a throne in a professional capacity.

There was also a chance to discuss the impact of the show on the local economy and creative arts community, with the cast and production team.

Sky Arts’ backstage fan show Thronecast—which goes out after each episode—put these pictures on their Twitter feed:

And this, showing the tiny model of the Iron Throne presented to the Queen by the team:

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Fraser McAlpine

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