Daniel Craig receives the same royal honour as James Bond from Princess Anne

Publish Date
Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 10:16AM

We've been expecting you ...

Daniel Craig now has the same royal honour as his own legendary character, James Bond.

The 54-year-old actor, who starred as the secret agent in the 007 film series from 2006 until 2020, was bestowed the same honour from Queen Elizabeth's daughter Anne, Princess Royal.

James Bond received the Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George from Queen Elizabeth in the 1953 Ian Fleming novel From Russia with Love.

And now worlds have collided with the star receiving his very own Companion of the Order.

In a tweet, the royal family said: "We've been expecting you… The Princess Royal presents Daniel Craig with The Order of St Michael and St George - the same honour held by his character James Bond - in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film and theatre."

Last year, Craig was "truly privileged and honoured" to have also been appointed an honorary Commander by the Royal Navy, a title his fictional alter ego also bears.

Congratulations Daniel!

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