James Bond ain’t got nothing on the Queen’s Olympics chute jump tho
Queen in spoof Bond film for the Olympic ceremony
She played herself in a hilarious scene shot in secret at Buckingham Palace — before being apparently “parachuted” into the stadium. The amazing stunt shocked the thousands inside the Olympic Stadium and the billions watching on TV worldwide.
Gary Lineker, who was anchoring the BBC’s coverage, tweeted: “The Queen with James Bond was unquestionably a moment of utter genius.”
In the Royal video shown on giant screens Bond was driven into the Palace in the back of a black London cab before being led into a room to meet Her Majesty. She said just one line after looking up from her office desk. She sighed, unsmiling: “Good evening Mr Bond.”
Footage then showed her climbing aboard a Westland helicopter at the Palace with 007 and soaring up above London.
The crowd inside the stadium then heard the distant sound of a chopper hovering.
Pictures beamed on to the screens inside then showed Bond sliding open the helicopter door before “The Queen” leapt out.
Stuntmen playing the pair skydived down into the arena on Union Jack parachutes giving the impression Her Majesty had flown in.