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Queen declines seat on Iron Throne

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Belfast - 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.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth looks at the Iron Throne as Prince Philip, right, talks to cast member Rose Leslie on the set of the television series Game of Thrones. Picture: Jonathan Porter

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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