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Queen Elizabeth slammed for Olympics stunt
Aug 7, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Britain's Queen Elizabeth has been slammed for taking part in a James Bond spoof for the Olympics opening ceremony.
The 86-year-old monarch thrilled the public when appeared in a pre-recorded segment with Bond actor Daniel Craig before appearing to parachute into the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, east London but former Private Eye editor Richard Ingram has blasted her participation as 'undignified'.
He told the Evening Standard newspaper: 'I think the queen made a great mistake when she agreed to do that stunt with Daniel Craig,. What can she and her advisers have been thinking of? It was very undignified for an 86-year-old woman.
'I noticed that when she appeared in the stadium she didn't look amused. Quite right, too. She'd been taken for a ride.'
However, Mr. Ingram is in the minority who disapproved of the stunt, with her grandsons Prince William and Harry praising the queen.
William said: 'To be honest, we were kept completely in the dark about it. That's how big the secret was. She did such a good performance that she has now been asked to star in the next Bond film.'
Harry added: 'You don't expect the queen to do something like that. What she does in her spare time is her spare time!'
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