Emilia Clarke responds to Game of Thrones Starbucks cup error

Image via HBO

Image via HBO

Fans of the blockbuster show spotted a takeaway cup had been accidentally left in front of Clarke's character, Daenerys Targaryen, on the top table at a post-battle feast. This figure was arrived at by looking at data, such as mentions on TV, news platforms and social media.

In the new images for the upcoming episodes released by HBO today, we see Strickland ready to lend his forces to Queen Cersei's aid (for a price, of course), while Davos, Tyrion, and Jon look towards King's Landing with the remnants of their own forces mustered.

According to a new report, Starbucks gained nearly $2.3 billion in free advertising thanks to this mishap. Stacy Jones, CEO of marketing company Hollywood Branded, had this to say about it.

The infamous coffee cup didn't reportedly come from Starbucks though: Hauke Richter, Game of Thrones' art director, told TMZ that the cup came from a local coffee shop, which was close to the series' set in Banbridge, Northern Ireland. "Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea", some of Westeros' most prominent residents took to social media to troll the show's gaffe. The network has since digitally removed the offending beverage, but not before Starbucks got an estimated $2.3 billion worth of free advertising from the error. Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

"I was devastated that that is what happened to her", she said, "but was happy with how strong and fearless she was right up until the very end".

"TBH we're surprised she didn't order a Dragon Drink", Starbucks tweeted Monday.

HBO in a statement also said that the latte that appeared was a mistake, and later, HBO also announced that the makers have edited out the cup from the episode.

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