The British royals have a longstanding connection with James Bond. Of course, Bond himself is fictional, but the 25 movies have led to plenty of real-life events. Over the years, it has become tradition for the movie premieres to be held in London, and there are often a few royal guests in attendance. Queen Elizabeth went to her first Bond premiere in 1967, and, since then, though the Bonds have changed, the royals are permanent premiere fixtures. In light of the most recent Bond premiere last week, attended by Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Charles, and Camilla, here’s a look back at all the times the British royals caught up with 007.
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September 28, 2021
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, attended the London premiere of No Time to Die.
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June 20, 2019
Though it wasn’t exactly a premiere, Prince Charles met James Bond himself (aka Daniel Craig) during a visit to the James Bond set in Iver Heath, England.
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October 26, 2015
Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge all attended the Royal Film Performance of Spectre, the 24th Bond movie. Apparently, Jenny Packham is Kate’s go-to designer for Bond events, as she wore the designer to this screening, as well.
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October 29, 2008
Prince William and Prince Harry went together to the London Quantum of Solace premiere.
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November 14, 2006
Queen Elizabeth also met Daniel Craig at a Bond premiere. The pair both attended the debut of Casino Royale at London’s Odeon cinema.
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November 18, 2002
Actor Pierce Brosnan greeted Queen Elizabeth, who attended the Die Another Day premiere with Prince Philip.
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June 13, 1989
Princess Diana seemed to be a fan of the Bond movies, as she attended many of their premieres during her life time. Here, she was photographed attending the A License To Kill premiere, wearing a white asymmetric gown from Japanese designer Hachi.
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June 29, 1987
Princess Diana and Prince Charles (not pictured) both attended the premiere of The Living Daylights. Diana’s dress here, which she wore multiple times, is likely the inspiration for Kristen Stewart’s gown on the poster for the movie, Spencer.
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June 15, 1985
For the premiere of A View To a Kill, Diana chose a long sleeved, metallic, backless gown, with a matching clutch. Prince Charles also attended the movie, rounding out the royal turnout.
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June 15, 1985
At the premiere, Diana met one of the former James Bonds, British actor Roger Moore. A View To A Kill was Moore’s last of seven Bond films.
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June 24, 1981
A month before she married Prince Charles, then-Lady Diana Spencer went to the premiere of For Your Eyes Only in London.
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June 13, 1967
Queen Elizabeth shook hands with Sean Connery and his wife, Diane Cilento, at the You Only Live Twice premiere.
Annie Goldsmith News Writer Annie Goldsmith is the news writer for Town & Country, where she covers culture, politics, style, and the British royal family.
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