The London Olympics – what a treat
Thoroughly brilliant enjoyment, fun, humour, music, sparkle – and it made us all proud to be British!
Many thanks to all those who helped to make it happen…
PS. If, like me, you were wondering how the Queen was persuaded to take part, here is the answer:
” Queen Elizabeth needed little persuading in making her film debut, appearing with the country’s most famous fictional spy, James Bond during the London Olympic opening ceremony….”
“The queen was delighted to be asked, and be involved in something so exceptional” a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman told Reuters on Saturday…..”it was our Olympics and the queen was delighted to be part of it.”
The film was the brainchild of …. Danny Boyle, but it was…… Seb Coe who first approached the palace in 2011……When asked how much it took to persuade the queen to take part, a LOCOG spokeswoman said: “Not much”… …… “You don’t have to tell her something twice” Boyle was quoted as saying….”She picks it up straight away, about cameras and angles…..”
“She was very happy to take part, she was very happy to do what she did” The Buckingham Palace spokeswoman added.
Her stuntman Gary Connery said the part had been exciting, but he’d not been allowed to keep the dress.