It was reported this morning that the Queen had received an honorary BAFTA for a lifetime of support to British film and television and for being the most memorable Bond girl yet.
At the Olympic opening ceremony, the Queen was escorted by James Bond from Buckingham Palace, leaving her beloved Corgis behind to ‘parachute’ into the stadium with James Bond for the most exciting, momentous piece of television history. It proved that the Queen does indeed have a sense of humour addressing Daniel Craig: ‘Good Evening Mr Bond’ and is obviously very proud of our country, film and television and sporting events.
Although The Queen may not be signing up to be the next M, over the years, she has attended hundreds of television and film events and I think it is wonderful that she has been given an award, even if it is a nod to a light-hearted sketch. Acclaimed actor John Hurt said he enjoyed the Queen’s starring role in the opening ceremony: “It was a bit of good fun, I thought so – good on her.”
Chairman of BAFTA, John Willis stated that he was delighted that the event gave the opportunity to give something back to the Queen.
I and the Bath-Knight team are very fond of the Queen and the Royal Family as a whole and over the years, they have shown us that while they maintain a regal image but they do have a fun side. After all, Prince Edward, Princess Anne and the Duke and Duchess of York all appeared on a charity version of It’s a Knockout in 1987 and raised over £1 million for charities including the World Wildlife Fund, Save the Children and Shelter for the Homeless.by