The Queen and Prince Philip will visit the ‘Game of Thrones’ set

Move over, Cersei Lannister. Step aside, Daenerys Targaryen. A real-life royal is coming to Westeros.

The Queen and Prince Philip will pay a visit to the Game of Thrones set in Northern Ireland next week, The British Monarchy has announced via Twitter.

The hit HBO show is filmed throughout Europe, including in Croatia, Malta, Iceland and Morocco, but the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will specifically visit the show’s giant studio facility located in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast as part of a three-day tour.

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Based on George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire, the sprawling television series is set in a fictional, medieval world and is famous for its political intrigue, jaw-dropping plot twists, steamy sex scenes and brutal battles.


The season 4 finale, which aired this past Sunday, broke records and drew more than seven million viewers in North America alone.

Interestingly, comparisons have been drawn between Emilia Clarke’s character, Daenerys “Stormborn” Targeryen, and Queen Elizbaeth I. Time magazine writes: "…both decided not to marry in order to preserve and expand their power: Daenerys wants to re-take the Iron Throne, Elizabeth wanted to expand English influence."

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