13:09 06 April 2013
Queen Elizabeth was honoured with a Bafta award in recognition of her lifetime support for British film and television, and for her patronage of charities throughout her reign.
Hollywood star Sir Kenneth Branagh presented the award at Windsor Castle reception, which was attended by stars of stage, screen, and television celebrating their industry.
John Willis, chairman of Bafta, paid tribute to the Queen and drew laughter from the audience when he referred to Her Majesty as “most memorable Bond girl.” It can be remembered that The Queen appeared at the Olympics opening ceremony alongside James Bond.
In his short speech, he said: “We should be proud of our industry. The people here this evening represent a vast variety of skills and ground breaking innovation; they have entertained and informed a generation and inspired generations to come.”
Adding: “I am delighted that this evening has given us the opportunity to give something back. I have the great honour to announce that we are to present Her Majesty with an honorary Bafta today, in recognition of her outstanding patronage of the film and television industries.”
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