The royals are expected to appear along with Daniel Craig and Paul McCartney on Friday night
The 2012 Summer Olympics are nearly here, and while organizers are hoping to keep specific details about Friday’s opening ceremony at London’s Olympic Park super hush-hush, inevitably details (and photos) are leaking out – especially in the British press. So, here’s what we know about what will go down:
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip are expected to attend the event (which will air on NBC at 7 p.m. ET), along with Kate, Prince William and Prince Harry, who will also be cheering on the British teams at various events during the games. Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle is coordinating and designing the opening ceremony, which is set to include a short film starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, according to reports. And Sir Paul McCartney has confirmed that he will be closing out the event with a performance. And, naturally, the field will be filled with the competitors and the flags of their countries as the athletes proudly march in the Parade of Nations.