By James Hibberd
Updated March 18, 2015 at 10:46 PM EDT

Game of Thrones

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Now that’s a kingly entrance.

The Iron Throne was lowered via crane at the Tower of London for the Game of Thrones season 5 premiere. The HBO series will have its world premiere screening in London on Wednesday night. Zai Bennett, director of the U.K. television channel Sky Atlantic, reportedly told viewers: “Throughout its 1,000-year history, the Tower of London has been an iconic seat of power for English monarchs. As we lower the Iron Throne into the moat, ahead of Sky Atlantic’s world premiere of Game of Thrones, I’m proud that we can add our own seat of power to the Tower’s long and rich history.”

Maybe now the Queen of England will finally sit in it?

As EW broke yesterday, Game of Thrones season 5 will have storylines coming together in new and exciting ways and feature more dragon action than ever berore.

Also: As impressive as the HBO’s Iron Throne is (and because I never tire of this great illustration) here’s how A Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin originally described the King’s Landing seat of power in his books. Aegon the Conqueror had the seat forged from the countless swords of defeated enemies:

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Game of Thrones

HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'

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