Her royal highness is apparently a James Bond fan, as Queen Elizabeth II personally requested that current MI6 agent Daniel Craig open up the 2012 London Olympics with a short film that may even include a cameo from the queen. The collaboration is fitting, as the James Bond franchise celebrates its 50th anniversary the same year as the queen celebrates her 60th year on the throne with Diamond Jubilee. And this isn't Queen Elizabeth's first 007 encounter, over the decades she has met with several Bonds, including Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery, and Roger Moore — the latter two of which she knighted! In honor of this weekend's big Diamond Jubilee celebrations, take a look back at the celebrity queen's many meet ups with high-profile men in movies, sports, and politics.
All the Queen's Men: Elizabeth's Encounters With High-Profile Guys