Skip to comments.Queen Elizabeth Is Apparently a ‘Game of Thrones’ Fan
Posted on 06/24/2014 8:14:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
It seems everyone loves the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, even real-life royalty.
Britains Queen Elizabeth toured the shows sets during a three-day trip to Belfast, Ireland.
The 88-year-old monarch met many of the shows stars on Tuesday, including Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, beside the shows sword-covered seat of power, the Iron Throne. No word on how it compared to the one at her house.
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Joke I read in an email today:
At Heathrow Airport in England, a 300-foot red carpet was stretched out to Air Force One and President Bush strode to a warm but dignified handshake from Queen Elizabeth II.
They rode in a silver 1934 Bentley to the edge of central London where they boarded an open 17th century coach hitched to six magnificent white horses.
As they rode toward Buckingham Palace, each looking to their side and waving to the thousands of cheering Britons lining the streets, all was going well. This was indeed a glorious display of pageantry and dignity.
Suddenly the scene was shattered when the right rear horse let rip the most horrendous, earth-shattering, eye-smarting blast of flatulence, and the coach immediately filled with noxious fumes.
Uncomfortable, but maintaining control, the two dignitaries did their best to ignore the whole incident, but then the Queen decided that was a ridiculous manner with which to handle a most embarrassing situation.
She turned to Mr. Bush and explained, “Mr. President, please accept my regrets. I’m sure you understand that there are some things even a Queen cannot control.”
George W., ever the Texas gentleman, replied, “Your Majesty, please don’t give the matter another thought. You know, if you hadn’t said something I would have assumed it was one of the horses.”
She lives in the ultimate fantasy world, why would enjoying a fantasy world TV program surprise anyone?
Don’t have cable.
What’s it about?
She is a fan of the shows economic impact on Northern Ireland’s economy.
I understand she’s especially enchanted by the scenes in Littlefinger’s establishment.
Murder, rape, & debauchery. And some incest. I never saw it, but that’s what all the reviews say.
Her predecessors are the template.
But not her German ancestors.
Aren’t all her ancestors German? (Not I said predecessors) But I am sure those Hanovers got in on it too.
Something similar occurred with R Reagan and the Queen. I don’t remember the details.
Best laugh all day, thanks!
Hehe I can just imagine a seemingly prim and proper Queen’s reaction at those particular scenes.
Then again, the UK IS known for being pretty open to nudity on TV, even more than the US or so I’ve heard.
It’s about seven Kingdoms with Kings and Lords in a fictional world with some fantasy/magic like dragons, resurrections, a boy who can zap into another man’s body and control it, zombie-type dudes. Be-headings and betrayals abound. The politics are engaging and the sets are authentic looking. Fantastic acting by Sean Bean (what little he had) Peter Dinklage, Rory Mcann (sp) etc.
I thought it was great but the porn pushed me away. It was pointless and gratuitous.
Yes, I’ll admit I’m what most would call a “prude” and I would love it if they’d had an edited version of the program. Most of it was absolutely gratuitous. I waited till Monday morning and watched it On Demand so I could fast-forward through some of that.
Rory McCann was excellent. I hear his voice as he was dying, “Kill me!”
He portrayed his character unforgettably.
I miss The Hound.
Not really looking forward to the next season, now he’s gone.