As James Bond, Daniel Craig has already shared the screen with Queen Elizabeth II during the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games. And he’s set to continue his royal crusade, because next month he’ll come face to face with The Duchess of Cambridge herself, Kate Middleton, at the premiere of Spectre.
It’s been confirmed that Kate Middleton, alongside The Duke of Cambridge Prince William and her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, will attend the world premiere of Spectre, which is due to take place on October 26 in London.
The latest James Bond film, which is the 24th of the series, has been selected as the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund’s Royal Film Performance of 2015.
Kensington Palace took to their Twitter account to confirm the news, revealing that the Royal trio will walk on the red carpet alongside the film’s cast and a hoard of celebrities, all in the aid of The Cinema And Television Benevolent Fund. This lavish event will take place at The Royal Albert Hall.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 16, 2015
— The CTBF (@theCTBF) September 16, 2015
Speaking about its selection, Spectre’s producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli declared, via the Hollywood Reporter, “We are honoured that their royal highness the Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend the Royal Film Performance of Spectre and delighted the CTBF will be the beneficiary of the event.”
The Royal Film Performance has been run by the CTBF since 1946, debuting with Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s A Matter Of Life And Death.
This is the third James Bond film in the last 13 years to have been selected as the Royal Film Performance. The first James Bond film to be selected for this honor was 2002’s Die Another Day, which had Pierce Brosnan playing 007, while Daniel Craig’s debut as Bond, 2006’s Casino Royale, was also picked.
While at the event, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Prince William will meet with Spectre‘s vast cast and crew. This will include the Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty), as well as Daniel Craig himself and Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, and Monica Bellucci.
The last James Bond film, 2012’s Skyfall, was the most successful installment in the history of the beloved franchise, as it racked up $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office.
Spectre will be released in the United States on November 6.
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