All the Best Photos of the Royal Family at James Bond Premieres

James Bond has a long history with the British royal family. Of course, Bond is a fictional character, but the 25 films have inspired numerous real-life events. The film premieres in London have become a tradition over the years, and there are often a few royal guests in attendance. Queen Elizabeth attended her first Bond premiere in 1967, and while the Bonds have changed since then, the royals have remained constant premiere attendees. Following Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Charles, and Camilla’s attendance at the most recent Bond premiere last week, here’s a look back at all the times the British royals met 007.

June 13, 1967

Queen Elizabeth shook hands with Sean Connery and his wife, Diane Cilento, at the You Only Live Twice premiere.

June 24, 1981

A month before she married Prince Charles, then-Lady Diana Spencer went to the premiere of For Your Eyes Only in London.

June 15, 1985

At the premiere, Diana met one of the former James Bonds, British actor Roger Moore. A View To A Kill was Moore’s last of seven Bond films.

June 15, 1985

For the premiere of A View To a Kill, Diana chose a long sleeved, metallic, backless gown, with a matching clutch. Prince Charles also attended the movie, rounding out the royal turnout.

June 29, 1987

Princess Diana and Prince Charles (not pictured) both attended the premiere of The Living Daylights. Diana’s dress here, which she wore multiple times, is likely the inspiration for Kristen Stewart’s gown on the poster for the movie, Spencer.

June 13, 1989

Princess Diana seemed to be a fan of the Bond movies, as she attended many of their premieres during her life time. Here, she was photographed attending the A License To Kill premiere, wearing a white asymmetric gown from Japanese designer Hachi.

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November 18, 2002

Actor Pierce Brosnan greeted Queen Elizabeth, who attended the Die Another Day premiere with Prince Philip.

November 14, 2006

Queen Elizabeth also met Daniel Craig at a Bond premiere. The pair both attended the debut of Casino Royale at London’s Odeon cinema.

October 29, 2008

Prince William and Prince Harry went together to the London Quantum of Solace premiere.

October 26, 2015

Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge all attended the Royal Film Performance of Spectre, the 24th Bond movie. Apparently, Jenny Packham is Kate’s go-to designer for Bond events, as she wore the designer to this screening, as well.

June 20, 2019

Though it wasn’t exactly a premiere, Prince Charles met James Bond himself (aka Daniel Craig) during a visit to the James Bond set in Iver Heath, England.

September 28, 2021

The Duchess of Cambridge stunned in a gold, embellished Jenny Packham gown, complete with an attached cape.

September 28, 2021

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, attended the London premiere of No Time to Die.

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