Kit Harrington earned reputation by performing as Jon Snow on HBO’s hit fantasy drama, Game of Thrones, but there is one royal family member who knows nothing about the actor. While visiting the set of Game of Thrones in 2014, Queen Elizabeth apparently had no idea who Harrington was, even after he introduced himself. And that’s not the only amusing thing about her visit of the set.
Way back in 2014, Queen Elizabeth was given a visit of a Game of Thrones set in Northern Ireland. Harrington was on hand to meet Her Majesty, though their introduction did not go as well as he planned.
During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Harrington shared 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 major stars.
“She asked me a question and I said ‘yes ma’am’ and then she moved on,” Harrington shared, adding that Queen Elizabeth asked, “What do you do on this production?”
Kit Harrington’s answer sparked laughter in the audience, many of whom were in skepticism that Queen Elizabeth did not know Harrington. After he told Queen Elizabeth that he was an actor, she said that was “wonderful” before walking away to the next stop in the visit.