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Queen Elizabeth II visits "Game of Thrones" set

Safe in the knowledge that there is no dispute over her place on the throne, Queen Elizabeth paid a visit to the "Game Of Thrones" set in Belfast
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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. But she did take a look at many of the set props during her visit.

"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. The cast members were photographed smiling as they met the queen.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip talk with members of the cast, including Sophie Turner (2nd R), on the set of the television show "Game of Thrones" in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 24, 2014. Reuters

"Game of Thrones" just wrapped up season 4. The episode, called "The Children," was the most-watched finale ever for the HBO series.

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