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Did the Queen of England Just Make Her First Movie Appearance With James Bond?

Did the Queen of England Just Make Her First Movie Appearance With James Bond?

"key part of the show"

How else might you expect the Queen of England to arrive to the 2012 Olympic Games's Opening Ceremonies hosted in London if she were doing so with James Bond? Perhaps you might imagine a swanky vehicle with a martini in hand, but with Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle (think "Slumdog Millionaire") coordinating the opening ceremonies, that might not be daring enough.

(Related: Check out other stories related to the 2012 Olympic Games from TheBlaze)

A short flick starts in the palace with Mr. Bond -- played by the current Bond character in Hollywood Daniel Craig -- waiting on Queen Elizabeth II as she finishes her letters. The two are then seen exiting the palace to a waiting chopper. Rather than spoil the fun of how the queen actually descends upon the opening ceremonies, in case you haven't seen the event live on NBC or the BBC, watch the clip for yourself (Note: Spoiler after the video):

Of course, Queen Elizabeth II herself did not really parachute down -- nor did Craig -- still as Yahoo! Sports points out this is believed to be the first movie appearance by the queen. Stunt doubles took the place of the actor and the 86-year-old monarch.

Boyle hinted at the "head of state's" arrival as being a "key part of the show" to Meredith Viera from NBC's Today.

Check out more about the interesting, British nuances in the opening ceremonies directed by Boyle here.

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