Queen Elizabeth Had No Idea Who Kit Harington Was When She Visited the Set of ‘Game of Thrones’ – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

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Kit Harington skyrocketed to fame playing Jon Snow on HBO’s hit fantasy drama, Game of Thrones, but there is one member of the royal family who knows nothing about the actor. While visiting the set of Game of Thrones in 2014, Queen Elizabeth reportedly had no idea who Harington was, even after he introduced himself. And that’s not the only hilarious thing about her tour of the set. Queen Elizabeth on the set of ‘Game of Thrones’ | Photo by Jonathan Porter – Pool/Getty Images Queen Elizabeth crosses paths with Jon Snow At the height of the show’s popularity in 2014, Queen Elizabeth was given a tour of a Game of Thrones set in Northern Ireland.  Harington was on hand to meet Her Majesty, though their introduction did not go as smoothly as he planned. During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Harington revealed that he met Queen Elizabeth on the set in 2014, but she did not have the slightest idea that he was one of the show’s biggest stars. “She asked me a question and I said ‘yes ma’am’ and then she moved on, ” Harington shared, adding that Queen Elizabeth asked, “What do you ....

This includes fictional seats of power like the Iron Throne. “They kept trying to get her to sit down on the [Iron] Throne and we kept getting told the same thing, ‘she’s not allowed to sit on thrones, fictional or otherwise’, ” Harington explained. Harington is not the only Game of Thrones alum who has related this story. Executive producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff also revealed that Queen Elizabeth refused to sit on the throne of Westeros. [embedded content] Benioff and Weiss were not aware of this rule and were completely caught off guard when Queen Elizabeth’s staffers informed them. While Queen Elizabeth did not recognize Harington and refused a seat on the Iron Throne, it sounds like she had a fun time visiting the set. But based on what happened, it is probably safe to say that Her Majesty is not a huge fan of the series. Although Queen Elizabeth probably did not tune in to see how the show ended earlier this year, Prince Harry is reportedly a big fan. In fact, there were rumors that the Duke of Sussex almost landed a part of the show. Did Prince Harry almost land a spot on ‘Game of ....

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