‘I kept an eye on them all.’ Queen’s ‘surprise’ love of early James Bond films has been revealed.
QUEEN The impact of renowned British spy James Bond on successive generations has been a constant throughout Elizabeth II’s reign as monarch.
However, she favored the earlier films, “before they grew so loud,” according to royal expert Gyles Brandreth. After spending time with Her Majesty, 95, the Celebrity Gogglebox star learned about her love of early 007 films.
Mr. Brandreth works as a biographer for the royal family. ‘Philip and Elizabeth: Portrait of a Royal Marriage’ is his book.
“The fun of spending time with her was learning unexpected things about her,” he remarked.
“She adored all of the early James Bond flicks – ‘before they got so noisy,’ as she put it.”
Mr Brandreth also said that the Queen is good at impersonating people, particularly performer George Formby.
She enjoys imitating the entertainer as he performs his 1930s song, ‘When I’m Cleaning Windows.’
“She truly can sing,” Brandreth writes in his memoir, Odd Boy Out.
He went on to say that she used to sing “When I’m Cleaning Windows” and “the other tunes George Formby used to play on his ukulele when she was a kid during the war.”
“She did so, too, with Formby’s genuine Lancashire accent.” (She is, after all, the Duchess of Lancaster),” he said.
These findings come just days after the Royal Albert Hall hosted the London premiere of the latest James Bond thriller, “No Time to Die.”
Daniel Craig’s final appearance as 007 will be in this film.
Craig will portray Bond for the fifth time in the blockbuster franchise.
The ceremony was attended by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, where Kate dazzled observers in a gleaming golden gown.
The Duchess astounded Craig, who complimented her on looking “jolly wonderful.”
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Charles were also present.
Prince William, 39, and Prince Charles, 72, wore stylish tuxedo coats in keeping with the Bond motif, while Camilla strolled down the red carpet in a lovely blue gown.
It was the first time the two royal couples have attended an occasion together since Prince Philip’s funeral.
The Queen also made a cameo appearance in a small Bond film made for the London Olympics.
It was part of the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games, directed by Danny Boyle.
In sequences set in Buckingham Palace, the Queen appeared alongside Daniel Craig.
This was followed by a body-double parachuting stunt into the Olympics. “Brinkwire News Summary.”