|The Queen reportedly noted that the Iron Throne looked quite|
uncomfortable to sit on, according to actress Maisie Williams
who plays Arya Stark.
|"Believe me, girls, the Starks and Lannisters have |
nothing on my ancestors!"
"So you're saying that whoever sits on this throne is ruler of the Seven Kingdoms?"
"Bah, amateurs. I rule sixteen."
On a side note, I watched a piece about the Queen's visit on BBC news last night. The presenter demonstrated perfect comic timing when discussing Her Majesty's tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast, noting that the Queen would be given a tour by two former inmates- First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. You couldn't make it up. Both politicians were interred for a time at the now closed prison for involvement with unionist and Irish republican paramilitaries, respectively. Still, the fact that such a visit could happen is testament to how far reconciliation efforts in Ulster have come over the last decade; just ten years ago, a royal tour of Crumlin Road would have been unthinkable. This visit was far more significant than just a chance to take pictures of the Queen next to the Iron Throne- but admit it, that was pretty cool.
|Windsors Are Coming.|