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The Queen is the talk of the Olympics

- July 29th, 2012
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The Queen (or rather, a stuntman playing her) jumps into the Olympic venue during Friday's opening ceremonies. (Photo: Mike Blake/REUTERS)

Just a few days ago, all the attention regarding the royals and the Olympics involved which sports Prince Harry, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, would attend. To be honest, it was a tad boring – there’s no surprise they’d attend at least a few events.

But after Friday’s opening ceremonies, the Queen is the talk of the Games.

She appeared as part of the ceremonies, in a video with actor Daniel Craig – who plays James Bond.

In it, he arrives at the palace and, while followed by two of the Queen’s corgis, makes his way to where the Queen is sitting. She makes him wait, before leading the way to the helicopter waiting outside. When she arrives at the Olympic venue, she skydives out of the helicopter to make her appearance at the ceremonies.

It was brilliant.

The fact that the Queen would agree to take part in the ceremonies in this way is pretty amazing. Most people would assume she’d arrive at her royal box and just give your infamous wave. But the whole pre-recorded skit was well done and, by the looks of headlines, well received.

You can watch the video online at CTV’s website.

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The Queen at the opening ceremonies. (Photo: Kai Pfaffenbach/REUTERS)

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