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Queen Honoured With Bafta Award For 'Most Memorable Bond Girl Yet'

5 April 2013

The Queen's James Bond debut at the London Olympics last year was definitely one of the highlights of the opening ceremony and it seems like Bafta chairman John Willis also thinks so, as the Royal has been hailed the "most memorable Bond girl yet."

Actor Sir Kenneth Branagh presented the monarch with an honorary Bafta in recognition of a lifetime's support of British film and television, Sky News reports.

The Bafta chairman paid tribute to the Queen as well as getting a few laughs from the audience as he referred to her infamous cameo role alongside James Bond last year when she appeared to parachute jump into the stadium alongside 007.

Mr Willis praised the Queen's "tireless support" for the industry, adding: "More recently Her Majesty the Queen starred at the London Olympics as the most memorable Bond girl yet.

"I am delighted that this evening has given us the opportunity to give something back. I have the great honour to announce that we are to present Her Majesty with an honorary Bafta today, in recognition of her outstanding patronage of the film and television industries."

Queen Honoured With Bafta Award For 'Most Memorable Bond Girl Yet'
Queen Honoured With Bafta Award For 'Most Memorable Bond Girl Yet'

The Queen starred alongside Daniel Craig in the London 2012 opening ceremony sketch (Photo: WENN)

"We should be proud of our industry. The people here this evening represent a vast variety of skills and ground breaking innovation; they have entertained and informed a generation and inspired generations to come."

Sir Kenneth kept up the theme of the Queen's unexpected appearance at London 2012's opening night, telling the Royal: "...Your sensational appearance at the opening ceremony of last year's Olympics was especially memorable."

Adding, "So much so that several of my colleagues here tonight want you to know that should you wish to take it further into the world of British films that they have a number of scripts with them here this evening.

"I have to warn you, Your Majesty, not all of these films are fully financed."

The Queen was amongst those starring in the London 2012 Opening Ceremony

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