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Prince of Wales visits BOND 25 set at Pinewood Studios

21 June, 2019

On June 20th, the Prince of Wales visited the BOND 25 set at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire (spoiler alert: article contains images from the BOND 25 set).

The Prince arrived in a dark blue Bentley Mulsanne and was welcomed by the producers Barbara Brocolli and Michael G Wilson and actor Daniel Craig.

Prince Wales Bond 25 set visit Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig welcomes the Prince of Wales on the Bond 25 set

Prince Wales Bond 25 set visit Daniel Craig Aston Martin DB5 V8 Vantage

The Prince took a closer look at two of the Aston Martins that will feature in BOND 25: the Aston Martin DB5 'stunt car' and an Aston Martin V8 Vantage (the same model as seen in The Living Daylights in 1987).

Prince Wales Bond 25 set visit Daniel Craig Aston Martin DB5 V8 Vantage

Daniel Craig and Prince Charles admiring the Aston Marrtin DB5 stunt car
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Chris Jackson/Getty

Daniel Craig explained some details of the DB5 Stunt Car to the Prince:

"Underneath here [points at bonnet] there's a BMW engine on a modern chassis, with modern suspension" after which he points out some details in the interior. "We had 5 of these made, this is carbon fiber [knocks on bonnet]."

Prince Wales Bond 25 set visit Daniel Craig Aston Martin DB5 V8 Vantage

Daniel Craig points out the custom fitted gadgets in the interior

Prince Wales Bond 25 set visit Daniel Craig Tom Ford Suit

Daniel Craig was dressed as his character James Bond by costume designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb in a Prince of Wales Check Tom Ford O'Connor suit (the same model suit he wore in SPECTRE), white dress shirt with cocktail cuffs (possibly also Tom Ford), a navy satin (Tom Ford?) necktie with tie-clip, and black Crockett & Jones Highbury shoes (thanks to whatsdanielwearing). Prince Charles was also wearing Crockett & Jones, a pair of the Audley model, customized exclusively for him.

The Prince of Wales also visited the inside of the studios, where he first met the crew and actresses Naomie Harris (Ms Moneypenny) and Lashana Lynch (details of her role are not yet known).

Prince Wales Bond 25 set visit moneypenny Naomie Harris Lashana Lynch

Prince Charles meets Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch on the set of Bond 25 (Moneypenny's office)
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Prince Charles Naomie Harris Bond 25 set

Prince Charles and Naomie Harris on the set of Bond 25, with a painted image of Judi Dench as 'M' in the background
Photo © Chris Jackson / Getty

Prince Wales Bond 25 set visit Naomie Harris

Prince Charles and Naomie Harris watch a preview of some Bond 25 footage on the set of Bond 25

Prince Wales Bond 25 set visit Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronograph

The Prince was wearing his Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronograph watch, a yellow gold watch with blue hands, a silver dial with date window between the 1 and 2 o'clock position.

The Prince was also able to get a sneak peak of the Cuba sets at Pinewood.

Prince Charles Pinewood set cuba Bond 25

Prince Charles then joined the Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and director Cary Fukunaga in the office of MI6 boss M. Craig and Fiennes show the Prince around the new 'old style' MI6 office.

Prince Wales Bond 25 set visit M office Ralph Fiennes Cary Fukunaga

Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Cary Fukunaga, Prince Charles
Photo © Chris Jackson/Getty

Prince Charles made his appearance as the patron of the British Film Institute (BFI) and royal patron of the intelligence services.

Prince Wales Bond 25 set visit students

Prince Charles with trainees from The BFI Film Academy, London Film School, The Iver Make Up Academy, Iconic Steps and Mama Youth
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The Prince met 16 trainees from The BFI Film Academy, London Film School, The Iver Make Up Academy, Iconic Steps and Mama Youth. Roles are within the camera, sound, props, costume, grips, video assistant and locations departments. BOND 25 is the first film in the franchise to have a dedicated trainee programme that supports new entrants.

After the visit, while being cheered, Prince Charles was driven off the set in his dark blue Bentley Mulsanne.

Watch a video with some hightlights of the visit:


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