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London 2012: The Queen says Olympics opening ceremony cameo with James Bond was ‘a laugh’

12:41 29 July 2012

Queen Elizabeth II with Daniel Craig as James Bond, shown on BBC One during the opening ceremony of the London 2012  Olympics

Queen Elizabeth II with Daniel Craig as James Bond, shown on BBC One during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics

The Queen has described her Olympics opening ceremony cameo with James Bond star Daniel Craig as a “bit of a laugh”.

The 86-year-old royal took part in a pre-recorded segment with 007 actor Craig before appearing to parachute into the Olympic Stadium in Stratford during Friday’s spectacle.

Yesterday she told London Mayor Boris Johnson: “It all seemed to go very well last night. But I didn’t see my bit.”

Mr Johnson said: “You were brilliant Ma’am.”

And the monarch replied: “It was a bit of a laugh.”

The Queen is said to have immediately accepted the invitation to film the cameo for the ceremony, and she shot the piece in just one take.

An official is quoted by the Sunday Mirror newspaper as saying: “It was not a case of having to persuade the Queen to take part.

“Her Majesty said yes to it straight away. She thought it was such brilliant fun. And when the idea for the format was explained to her she was happy with that, too.

“When we came to filming it the queen was a natural. Did it take long? No. Let’s just say we only had to film it once.”

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