James Bond Knighted!
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.
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.