The Royal Family Just Met This ‘Game of Thrones’ Star...and We Wonder if He Asked to Sit on the Real Throne

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Game of Thrones season eight is still 39 days away (but, like, who’s counting?!), but the royal family may have received some insider knowledge about the hit HBO show’s final season.

During Prince Charles’s 50th anniversary celebration of his investiture of the title “Prince of Wales” on Tuesday, members of the royal family gathered at Buckingham Palace with the queen. One of Queen Elizabeth’s guests: Welsh actor Owen Teale, who played Ser Alliser Thorne in Game of Thrones.

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles were both photographed chatting with the actor at the party, but we’re betting the Fab Four reunion (of Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) also included some GoT excitement, since the full-length season eight trailer premiered the same day.

Teale played Ser Alliser Thorne on the show, and Thrones fans will remember that he was the Master-at-Arms at Castle Black and was responsible for training new recruits to the Night’s Watch. He led the mutiny against Jon Snow, which eventually led to his own death by hanging. So, yeah, his watch officially ended.

So what’s he doing at the palace? It probably has something to do with the Buckingham party honoring Welsh servicemen and women, actors, musiciansand notable charities on the 50th anniversary of the “Prince of Wales” title. 

Our suggestion: Don’t turn your back on this one, Your Majesty. He mutinied against the King in the North once, so there’s no telling what he’ll do #FortheThrone.

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