Princes: We had no clue queen would play in opener
The sedate, octogenarian monarch surprised many Britons by appearing in a film played at the Danny Boyle-directed opener last week.
The short tongue-in-cheek film shows the queen being picked up by James Bond (played by Daniel Craig) at Buckingham Palace before being whisked aboard a helicopter and flown toward the Olympic Stadium.
As the film ended, two people leapt from a helicopter above the stadium, suggesting that the queen herself was floating down to open the games.
An Internet video of the queen-James Bond piece has been widely viewed.