Daniel Craig Receives Same Royal Honour As James Bond

Daniel Craig received the Order of St Michael and St George which is the same gong the famous spy 007 was bestowed in the James Bond film.

Daniel Craig received a prestigious honour that his iconic character James Bond aka 0007 got in the film. The James Bond actor was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George. Craig received the honour from Princess Royal in the investiture at Windsor Castle in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film and theatre.

The Royal Family’s official Twitter account shared a photo of Daniel receiving his honour, alongside the famous Bond movie line, ‘We’ve been expecting you.’ For the unversed, Daniel starred in the most recent five Bond movies from 2006 before ending his reign in the 2021 movie No Time To Die. While in the film, his character 007 made a famous appearance alongside the Queen in a sketch to mark the opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Order of St Michael and St George is the same gong the famous spy was bestowed in the novels by Ian Fleming. In the book From Russia With Love, a spy chief states that 007 ‘was decorated with the CMG in 1953, an award usually given only on retirement from the Secret Service’. Daniel is being awarded for his services to film and theatre- with the title usually only reserved for senior diplomats.

However, before the release of his final Bond movie No Time To Die last year, Daniel was appointed an honorary Commander by the Royal Navy, another rank held by his character. Daniel has also appeared in Knives Out (2019) alongside Chris Evans, Ana de Armas and Jamie Lee Curtis, and will make a return in the film’s sequel due to premiere at the end of next month.

Knives out sequel is officially titled Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery and will follow the tech billionaire Miles Bron who invites his friends for a getaway on his private Greek island. When someone turns up dead, Detective Benoit Blanc is put on the case. The film is set to hit the theatres on 23 November 2022.

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