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Posted: June 25, 2014 at 5:02 a.m.

For Queen Elizabeth II, one throne is enough. The United Kingdom's 88-year-old monarch toured the Belfast sets of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones and met many of its stars Tuesday beside the show's sword-covered seat of power, the Iron Throne. Unlike many visitors to Belfast's Titanic Studios, the monarch declined to try out the throne created for the ruler of the mythical Seven Kingdoms and legendarily forged from 1,000 swords.

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