An obscure rule prevented what could have been the greatest photo-op of all time: Queen Elizabeth holding court on the Iron Throne.
On Late Night With Seth Meyers last night, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss talked about the royal visit to their set in Northern Ireland.
The Queen and Prince Philip met with them last summer, along with cast members Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, and Sophie Turner.
Her Royal Highness got a close look at the badass Iron Throne, but she didn't sit in it.
"Apparently the Queen of England is not allowed to sit on a foreign throne," explained Benioff.
It's a fictional throne, sure, but apparently the rule still applies.
It was probably for the best, because that moment would have launched millions of memes, and people wouldn't stop calling her Khaleesi. »