Prince Charles’ Northern Ireland visit set to make Kate Middleton and Prince William jealous – details

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September 30, 2020 – 17:02 BST Danielle Stacey

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall carried out engagements in Northern Ireland on Wednesday and one of their visits might make Prince Charles’ son and daughter-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, a little jealous.

During a tour around the Ulster Museum in Belfast, Charles, 71, took an interest in a handwoven replica of the famous Iron Throne from the HBO show Game Of Thrones, which had been commissioned for the end of the fantasy drama of battles for power and which was principally filmed in the region.

“A frame of thrones,” the Prince quipped as he stood beside the piece for photographs.

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WATCH: Charles and Camilla carry out surprise visit to Northern Ireland

Prince William and Kate are known to be huge fans of the fantasy TV series, which aired its final episode last year. In 2017, the Duke spoke about the couple’s favourite shows on Radio 1, saying: “We’ve watched Homeland, big fans of Homeland. Game of Thrones we’ve watched as well. Seems like everyone has watched Game of Thrones.”

During the Cambridges’ royal tour of Germany in 2017, Kate also met Tom Wlaschiha, who plays Jaqen H’ghar in the series.

Speaking about their meeting, Tom revealed that both Kate and William tried to find out spoilers, saying: “They said they really liked Game of Thrones and have watched every [season]. They wanted spoilers but I said I couldn’t tell them. I’m surprised they have time to watch such a long-running series.”

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Camilla and Charles with the Game of Thrones replica

No doubt it was an exciting visit for the Duchess of Cornwall, who was previously revealed as a fan of the show by none other than the King of the North himself, Kit Harrington.

Chatting on The Jonathan Ross Show in 2016, Kit said: “Me and my brother got invited to Wimbledon, as you do, and a royal was hosting, we didn’t know which royal it was, and it was the Duchess of Cornwall and she was hosting it. And we got sat with her, me and my brother, and she leant over the table and said ‘Are you dead?’ No word of a lie. I was playing a corpse… I won’t tell you how many episodes I’m lying dead but it’s enough that I was out there for quite a while.”

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were also lucky enough to visit the Game of Thrones set in Belfast back in 2014. We wonder if the royals all settled down to watch the finale together?

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Kate met Game of Thrones actor Tom Wlaschiha in Germany in 2017

During their visit to the Ulster Museum, Charles and Camilla also met nurses and midwives, who completed their training early to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Prince then travelled to food and grocery distributor Henderson Foodservice in County Antrim, in recognition of their efforts during the crisis and the unprecedented demand they faced. 

Meanwhile, the Duchess visited Belfast and Lisburn Women’s Aid, where she spoke of her concern for women affected by domestic violence, particularly during lockdown.

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