Royals join James Bond stars for world premiere
The stars of the new James Bond film were joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry on the red carpet at the glittering world premiere of Spectre. Daniel Craig was first to appear at the premiere last night in central London, flanked by his co-stars and director Sam Mendes. The first screening of the film took place at the Royal Albert Hall, and Craig admitted that he “hated” seeing himself on screen but added “I love playing James Bond”.
The glamorous evening was made even more special by the appearance of the royals on the red carpet, who laughed and joked with members of the Spectre cast including Naomie Harris, Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes and “Bond girls” Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci. Also among the crowd on the red carpet was Bond theme tune singer Sam Smith, who sang Spectre theme song Writing’s on the Wall.
Spectre is the 24th film in the 007 franchise, and is the first Bond film to appear in cinemas on the same day as its premiere. Director Sam Mendes was “delighted” that the public got the opportunity to see the film in cinemas across the UK last night.