Double Duchesses and a Pair of Princes to Meet 007 at the James Bond No Time to Die World Premiere
It's time for a double duchess and two tuxedoed princes as Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall team up at the world premiere of the latest James Bond movie next week.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are the guests of honor at the opening of the long-delayed James Bond outing No Time to Die.
The royals will attend the premiere at London Royal Albert Hall on September 28 to meet 007, it was announced early Monday.
The glamorous evening marks a return to top-level film premieres — and the royals to the red carpet — after the long COVID-caused pause in the opening.
The royal duos are set for a treat that will be the envy of Bond fans worldwide as they are scheduled to meet some of the cast including Bond himself, Daniel Craig, who marks his last outing in the role in this 25th movie in the James Bond franchise.
They'll also meet costars Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux and Lashana Lynch; screenwriters including Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, as well as theme song performers Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell, according to a release from Charles's office at Clarence House.
Also among the guests will be a number of health care workers and members of the armed forces who have been invited to the event to thank them for their "extraordinary contribution to the nation's response to the Covid pandemic," the palace said.
The evening will benefit charities supporting past and present members of MI5, MI6, GCHQ and U.K. special forces.
The evening will also enable the princes to promote relevant interests: Charles, 72, is Patron of The British Film Institute which promotes understanding of and access to film and television culture and operates a film archive.
And William, 39, has been President of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) since February 2010. As well as its famous awards shows, BAFTA runs a year-round, international program of learning events and initiatives that supports and inspires emerging talent through workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the U.K., USA and Asia.