Queen 'delighted' with Bond role

The Queen was "delighted" to take part in the James Bond scenes during the Olympics opening ceremony - in her first film appearance.

She played a starring role in Danny Boyle's £27 million production with Daniel Craig as James Bond - with pre-recorded film footage showing the pair appearing to skydive into the stadium.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said the Queen was "very happy" to take part and was "delighted to be asked to be involved in something so exceptional".