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007 is tasked with picking up the Queen from Windsor Palace (image capture Channel 1)
007 is tasked with picking up the Queen from Windsor Palace (image capture Channel 1)

James Bond’s moment — he’s come to the see the Queen, 86 this year, and marking her jubilee; 60 years on the throne. Daniel Craig escorts Her Majesty through the palace, many corgis in tow. Up a small red staircase into a chopper — Union Jack insignia of course. And off to the stadium. Winston Churchill’s statue comes to life to wave. Stirring stuff. Through Tower Bridge. And over the stadium.

James watches. The moment is right. The helicopter door opens. “The Queen” parachutes down with him. Here they come! She’s a sport, that Elizabeth II.

And now this is her majesty for real. With Prince Philip in tow. Shaking hands with assorted dignitaries, including Mr Rogge. Taking her position in the royal box. The Union Flag — the Union Jack — is marched in. Very, very patriotic.

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