Queen Elizabeth
Britain's Queen Elizabeth looks at the Iron Throne as Prince Philip (2nd R) greets cast member Rose Leslie (3rd R) on the set of the television series Game of Thrones, in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 24, 2014. Also pictured are Game of Thrones cast members Sophie Turner (R), Kit Harington (4th L), Conleth Hill (3rd L) and Lena Headey (2nd L). REUTERS/Jonathan Porter/Pool REUTERS/Jonathan Porter/Pool

The Queen of England set the internet ablaze on Christmas when she mentioned one of the most popular TV shows in her yearly yuletide speech. Queen Elizabeth II addressed the world on Christmas and dropped the name of "Game of Thrones" in her speech, saying that her visit to Northern Ireland drew much attention because of her visit to the show's set.

The Queen was correct in saying that her Northern Ireland visit was talked about more because of her visit to the "Game of Thrones" filming location rather than her visits to other notable historical locations. Now it seems that dropping the name of the show might have given the same result to her yearly Christmas speech.

"While my tour of the set of 'Game Of Thrones' may have gained most attention, my visit to the Crumlin Road Gaol will remain vividly in my mind," said the Queen. She was talking about her trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland back in June. The Crumlin Road Gaol used to be a prison back in an era, which she referred to as the "Troubles," a time when the area was riddled with violence between Protestants who wanted to remain part of the United Kingdom and Catholics who wanted to return to predominantly Catholic Ireland.

When the Queen visited the "Game of Thrones" set, fans were delighted to see arguably the most famous Royal in the world sizing up the Iron Throne. Unfortunately, the Queen didn't indulge fans by actually sitting on the Iron Throne, but cast members who were there to meet her were delighted by the experience.

Six months later, the Queen herself is still talking about the experience, and the small mention of the series has drawn much attention to her Christmas speech. Twitter exploded with reactions from fans around the world, and the association to the wildly popular series has certainly helped the Royal Family's popularity as well.

The queen just mentioned game of thrones in her speech, well done queen well done

— .......... (@gandalfsugarnut) December 25, 2014

the queen mentioning game of thrones in her speech is absolutely brilliant — terry with a y (@h4yleysimpson) December 25, 2014


— Daz Gale (@dazgale) December 25, 2014

Most of the actors in the series are British or Irish, and many of them were on set when the Queen came for a visit. Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, told E Online about her experience. She talked about how the Queen said that the Iron Throne didn't look too comfortable. Williams said she was overwhelmed by the brief chat and will never forget it for the rest of her life.

For questions or comments regarding the article, contact the writer at: ishcaparras@yahoo.com.