Daniel Craig has received the same honour as James Bond, the fictional British spy the actor played in five films.
On Tuesday morning, Princess Anne awarded the 54-year-old star the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, a British order of chivalry founded in 1818. It’s the very recognition the fictional 007 character, created by Ian Fleming, received.
The official Twitter account of The Royal Family shared a photograph from the ceremony held at the Windsor Castle.
”We’ve been expecting you…” the tweet reads.
”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.” In his novels, Fleming mentioned that Bond received the distinction in ”From Russia, with Love” and ”On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”.
In 2021, Craig was appointed honorary commander in the UK Royal Navy. Bond was also a member of the Royal Navy.
The actor succeeded Pierce Brosnan in the role of Bond, making his debut with the 2006 film ”Casino Royale”. His last appearance as the suave MI6 agent was last year’s ”No Time To Die”.
Craig will next reprise his role of the detective Benoit Blanc in the ”Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”.