Daniel Craig receives the same decoration as James Bond in the UK

Daniel Craig received the same decoration as James Bond from Princess Anne of Great Britain. He had the honor of receiving the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George in recognition of his contribution to cinema.

Daniel Craig will always be James Bond. After embodying agent 007 for 15 years in the cinema, Daniel Craig received the same decoration as his character. In Great Britain, Princess Anne presented him Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, a huge honor for the 54-year-old British actor. The novelist Ian Fleming had given James Bond the same decoration in his books.

Daniel Craig as James Bond © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

James Bond has always been closely linked to the British royal family. IN 2012 Queen Elizabeth II had filmed a humorous video with James Bond played by Daniel Craig at the Olympic Games. James Bond came to pick her up at Buckingham Palace to take her by helicopter to the Olympic Stadium. The video then hinted at the Queen parachuting with Agent 007. From now on, the franchise will have to adapt to the death of Elizabeth II for the next films.

Daniel Craig received this award for his contribution to cinema

The official Twitter account of the British Royal Family announced the news by posting a photo. Shows Daniel Craig bows and smiles in front of Princess Anne who gives him the decoration. ” We’ve been waiting for you… “, we can read in the tweet. Daniel Craig received this honor in recognition of ” his unique contribution to the world of film and theatre “.

In fact, Daniel Craig had received this distinction on December 31, 2021, but the ceremony did not manage to be organized until death of the queen. Princess Anne therefore presented him with the decoration herself. This distinguished order is part of the British honors system. It is awarded to individuals (British or not) who have rendered great service to the Commonwealth. Before Daniel Craig, actress Angelina Jolie received it from Queen Elizabeth II in 2014 for her fight against sexual violence committed during wars.

Daniel Craig has officially said goodbye to James Bond with Dying Can Wait released in 2021. Of the six actors who have donned the tuxedo, Daniel Craig is the one who has worn it the longest. As of now, his next role will be the gay detective Benoit Blanc in Glass Onion: A story at logrheads, expected on December 23rd on Netflix.

Source: CBR

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