The world premiere for the latest instalment of the Bond movie, No Time to Die, took place on Tuesday evening. Kate Middleton and Prince William, along with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were invited as the guests of honour for the event, and they all looked every bit glitzy and glamourous for the event at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
However, Kate, 39, specifically stood out, wearing a beautiful gold beaded Jenny Packham gown and a cape that she carried gracefully throughout the event. The earrings that she wore came from a London-based jewellery company, “O’Nitaa” which seemed perfect for a Duchess. In fact, Kate looked better than the celebrities at the event and kind of stole the show with her presence alone. Daniel Craig complimented her, saying, “You look jolly lovely!” The actor was pictured laughing with members of the Royal Family and giving them the special attention and respect they deserve.
Both William and Charles showed up suited in tuxes and looked quite decent and royal in their own ways. William wore a very expensive-looking velvet jacket with satin lapels which lifted off the suit’s look, and wore black luxury cashmere slippers by the Arthur Sleep, which were handmade. Camilla, 74, chose to wear a light blue beaded dress by Bruce Oldfield, which also looked quite graceful!
The royal guests joined Daniel Craig, 53, as this instalment marked his last outing in the role of Bond, being the 25th movie of the James Bond franchise.
Other guests at the event were co-stars Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, and Ana de Armas; screenwriters Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and theme song performers Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell.
As with the entire film industry, the production of the film suffered due to Covid-19 causing an 18-month long delay. As a token of appreciation and thanks, a large number of healthcare workers and members of the armed forces were invited as well. The palace recognized their “extraordinary contribution to the nation’s response to the COVID pandemic.”
The event also benefited charities that support past and present members of MI5, MI6, GCHQ and U.K. special forces.
The event also provided Prince Charles with a chance to promote The British Film Institute, which is involved in increasing the understanding and access to film and television. Even William has been President of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) since February 2010.
Daniel told BBC at the premiere that it was a “huge relief” to be there, referring to the uncertainties caused by Covid-19. Further adding, the actor said, “I just wanted to leave it in as good a place as I could. Me and a lot of other people have put in a lot of effort to try and achieve that.”
Being his last time playing Bond, Daniel opened up about having mixed feelings leaving the iconic role behind, stating, “Definitely it’s a mixture of feelings, I’m incredibly proud of the work that we’ve done and the movies we’ve made and what we’ve achieved. Of course, it’s tinged with some sadness but it’s time to move on.”