Craig, 54, who played Bond in five films, from Royal Casino (2006) to no time to die (2021), he was made a member of the order of Saint Michael and Saint George, an unusual honor that the writer Ian Fleming had granted in fiction to his famous secret agent.
“We were waiting for you,” tweeted the official account of the British royal family, taking up one of the famous phrases of the film series. Next to it, a photograph showed the actor bowing to Princess Anne, smiling, during a ceremony held at Windsor Castle, about 40 km east of London.
We’ve been expecting you…
🎖️The Princess Royal presents Daniel Craig with The Order of St Michael and St George – the same honor held by his character James Bond – in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film and theatre. pic.twitter.com/X20TP6BogL
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily)
October 18, 2022
Craig received this award “in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film and theater.”
The most famous of Her Majesty’s servants, created by Fleming in a first novel from 1953, Bond has had a long-standing relationship with the royal family.
In 2012, on the occasion of the London Olympics, Queen Elizabeth II, then 86 years old, recorded a humorous video with Craig, in which he, dressed as 007, went to look for her at Buckingham Palace to simulate jumping together parachuted from a helicopter over the Olympic stadium.
Last year, for the premiere of no time to dieCraig’s last film as the secret agent, the Royal Navy made him an honorary commanderthe same degree that your character has.
It remains a mystery which actor will be the next to play James Bond, a character inaugurated on the big screen in 1962 by Scotsman Sean Connery, followed by Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan.