Arise, Sir 007

05.02.126:52 AM ET

James Bond Knighted!

A lifetime of sterling service to Q&C justly rewarded

Arise, Sir 007.

Buckingham Palace sources have told the Evening Standard's Londoner's Diary that James Bond, played by Daniel Craig, has secretly received the honor of a knighthood from the Queen, in recognition of long and dedicated service to Q&C, and footage of the Monarch tapping 007 on the shoulder with a sword will form part of a film for the opening ceremony of the Olympics.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11:  Actors Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig attend the 'Cowboys and Aliens' UK film premiere at  the 02 Arena on August 11, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
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The event’s artistic director, Danny Boyle, has been filming at the Palace. There has been speculation that, as part of the film, the Queen gives Bond a mission to open the Games and that he will be parachuted into the east London stadium.

Craig was seen at the Palace with a film crew last month.

“Daniel Craig was here in black tie one morning in early April,” a source told the Standard. “Judi Dench [who plays M, the head of MI6] was also here, and the talk of the Palace was that Bond was going to be knighted that morning.”

A spokesman for the Palace said it was involved in a number of filming projects for the Jubilee, but would not discuss specific projects.

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