ABOVE: Will she, or won’t she? Queen Elizabeth visited the Game of Thrones set Tuesday, but disappointed fans of the HBO series by not sitting upon the show’s iconic “Iron Throne”
TORONTO – The Queen of England disappointed many Game of Thrones fans after she visited the set in Belfast Tuesday morning and failed to sit on the Iron Throne.
Her Majesty and Prince Philip went behind the scenes and were introduced to several cast members, including Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, Lena Headey who plays Queen Cersei Lannister and Kit Harington who stars as Jon Snow.
The event, which was broadcast live on YouTube, had fans on social media eagerly hoping the Queen would sit and “take the Iron Throne.”
After what appeared to have been some contemplation, the Queen decided against it:
THE QUEEN OF FREAKING ENGLAND JUST STOOD THERE STARING AT THE IRON THRONE AND DIDN’T SIT ON IT ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? pic.twitter.com/TOcmdRkXII
— Ryan Broderick (@ryanpbroderick) June 24, 2014
The Queen’s refusal to sit on the Iron Throne and make the institution she represents an internet joke is exactly why we respect her.
— Rev Daniel (@RevDaniel) June 24, 2014
Somewhere in an alternative universe the Queen is sitting on the Iron Throne and telling all her loyal subjects to wise the bap
— Adam Turkington (@AdamTurks) June 24, 2014
She did receive a miniature version of the throne…
But for many it wasn’t good enough. Some quick work in Photoshop, however, gave fans what they wanted:
— HuffPostUK Pictures (@HuffPostUKPics) June 24, 2014
And all was right in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
© Shaw Media, 2014