James Bond actor Daniel Craig receives the same honor as 007 at Windsor Castle

Watch: Daniel Craig presented with the same honor as James Bond

James Bond actor Daniel Craig received the same honor bestowed on his character 007 as he was honored at Windsor Castle for film and theater services.

Craig wore a dark blue suit as he had been named Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George – the same honor held by the famous Ian Fleming character – by the Princess Royal.

The actor has starred in the last five Bond films, first appearing in Casino Royale in 2006 and ending his run with No Time To Die in 2021.

While in the character of 007, he made a famous appearance alongside the Queen in a sketch to celebrate the opening of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Paul Greengrass is appointed CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by the Royal Princess at Windsor Castle (Aaron Chown / PA)

Craig also appeared in 2019’s Knives Out alongside Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, and Jamie Lee Curtis, and will make a return in the film’s sequel which will premiere later next month.

Director, producer and screenwriter Paul Greengrass was also honored for his services to the industry, having directed several Hollywood blockbusters including three of the Bourne and Captain Phillips franchises in 2013.

In the world of sports, Lawn Tennis Association tennis coach and senior performance consultant Louis Cayer said it was a “great honor” to be named an MBE.

Mr. Cayer, who has coached doubles star Jamie Murray for 13 years, said of the experience: “I started when he was really starting, so (it was) like taking him by the hand. It’s great because we won the Davis Cup in 2015. and then, in 2016, he became number one, one day before Andy became number one.

“It’s like a script, they both became number one at the last tournament of the year at O2, so it was great.”

Louis Cayer after being appointed MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by the Princess Royal during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle

Louis Cayer after being appointed MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by the Princess Royal (Andrew Matthews / PA)

The coach also played an advisory role for Emma Raducanu, 19, who won the US Open in 2021 but hasn’t seen such success since.

“(With) his skill level will definitely return to the top. On whether or not to win a Grand Slam, there is a little bit of, I wouldn’t say luck, but you can’t really control it. But he could, he’s very, very clever, ”Cayer told the PA news agency.

“People don’t realize how skilled she is, just because she got injured. But when it is resolved, I think she will have an extraordinary career. “

Dame Emily Lawson, head of the Covid-19 vaccination program for the UK until July 2021, said that “to some extent I don’t really feel I deserve it” after receiving her honor from Anne.

Dame Emily Lawson after being appointed Dame Commander by the Princess Royal during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle

Dame Emily Lawson after being named Dame Commander (Andrew Matthews / PA)

Dame Emily told PA: “I think I did a really great job leading the program, partly because I was surrounded by great people and because the whole country wanted to support us, but it was a great honor to be invited to do so.”

He added that leading the program was “one of the hardest things, probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done”, but “the way the whole country came together to make it happen is extraordinary, and I don’t know if we will. never see something like this again ”.

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