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Britain's Queen Elizabeth got a close-up look at the Iron Throne when she visited the set of the television show "Game of Thrones" in Belfast on Tuesday. In the show, based on a book series by George R. R. Martin, the throne is constructed from the swords of a king's vanquished enemies. The queen declined to sit on the throne.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip talk with members of the cast on the set of "Game of Thrones" in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Tuesday.PHIL NOBLE / Reuters