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Sometime when America was sleeping, Elizabeth II, Queen of England, visited the set of Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland. Wearing what appears to be a giant vanilla cake with yellow frosting, she gazed upon the Iron Throne with a mix of mild interest and possibly hunger. In one of the greatest missed photo opportunities of all time, the Queen did not sit on it. But here are some guesses as to what would have happened had she saddled up to the throne:
1. The GOT world is transported forward to sometime after the peak of the British Empire and before the rise of Harry Potter. Except White Walkers still exist.
2. Daenerys dies.
3. Tyrion Lannister dies.
4. Jon Snow dies.
5. Everyone dies.
6. Cersei frowns, pours another glass of wine and just generally doesn't have time for that shit.
But none of that happened. Because Queen Elizabeth doesn't play pretend. And, really, longevity is a thing she probably doesn't want to mess with. The Iron Throne has a rough track record with that.
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