The Duke of Cornwall meets stars of James Bond

The name’s Charles… Prince of Wales meets Daniel Craig on visit to Bond set at Pinewood studio – and gets to check out his famous Aston Martin

  • Prince Charles, 71, met with stars of James Bond while visiting Pinewood Studios
  • Grinned as he greeted Daniel Craig and actress Naomie Harris at British film set
  • Meeting comes days after it was reported shooting for Bond 25 was in disarray
  • Next Bond is set to be released in 2020 but has been hampered with problems  

Prince Charles met with stars of James Bond while visiting Pinewood Studios today. 

The royal, 71, grinned as he greeted stars of the iconic British spy series at the film set in Buckinghamshire. 

He was seen meeting Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and actress Naomie Harris during his visit to set, and posed next to some of Bond’s most iconic cars.   

The royal looked utterly charmed as he chatted to the A-listers, and was seen admiring several of the props at the set. 

Daniel Craig was his usual dapper self, but was seen with healing scratches on his face, sustained during filming high-octane scenes. 

Prince Charles was on top form as he joked with actors Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and director Cary Joji Fukunaga during a visit to the James Bond set at Pinewood StudioS

The royal chatted to Naomi Harris, while standing in front of a portrait of Judi Dench, who previously played M in the Daniel Craig-era Bond films

The name’s Charles! The Prince of Wales shook hands with Daniel Craig as he arrived for a visit to Pinewood Studios

Prince Charles also visited the set of Cuba, which may have looked familiar to the royal having visited the country for the first time in March of this year. 

Daniel Craig greeted the royal with a handshake, and was seen gesturing to the iconic Aston Martin DB5, which was most recently featured in Skyfall.  

Prince Charles went on to meet actress Naomie Harris, who plays Miss Moneypenny in the series, in front of a portrait painting of Dame Judi Dench. 

The pair appeared to share a joke as Prince Charles watched scenes from the films, with the British actress giggling along with the royal. 

The royal appeared to watch scenes from the films alongside Naomie Harris, who stars in the series as Miss Moneypenny

Actress Naomie Harris and Prince Charles appeared to share a joke as they met in front of a portrait of Dame Judi Dench 

One each? The prince and Daniel Craig posed in front of some of the sleek motors set to feature in Bond 25 

This looks familiar! The royal visited the Cuba set of the film, months after making his historic visit to the country 

It comes just days after it was reported the beleaguered Bond 25 shooting schedule has reportedly been thrown into further disarray after director Cary Fukunaga ‘went missing for several hours’ so he could play computer games. 

The long awaited film, which will be released in 2020, had already suffered a series of setbacks long before filming commenced, with director Danny Boyle initially signing up before leaving the project over disagreements regarding the ‘radical’ direction of his script.  

Leading man Daniel Craig has since damaged his ankle ligaments after falling during filming for a high-octane scene for his fifth outing as the Secret Service Agent. 

The official Twitter account for Bond 25 released a statement concerning Craig’s injuries, posting: ‘Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica.

Prince Charles went on to meet Ralph Fiennes and director Cary Joji Fukunaga during a visit to the James Bond set at Pinewood Studios

Daniel Craig seemed enthusiastic as he showed  Prince Charles the iconic Aston Martin DB5, which most recently featured in Skyfall 

‘Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020’.

Elsewhere the production was put into ‘total lockdown’ and a crew member was injured after an explosion at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire. 

The blast took part of the roof off and five wall panels of the huge complex and it was said to be ‘utter chaos’ in the moments after the blast. 

The royal was seen peering into the front of the car as Daniel Craig gestured to something on the dashboard 

It is unclear if filming for the as yet untitled movie is being suspended after the incident, and if so, for how long.

The official Twitter account for the 007 franchise confirmed the blasts, with a post that said: ‘During the filming of a controlled explosion on the set of Bond 25 today at Pinewood Studios, damage was caused to the exterior of the 007 Stage.

‘There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury.’  

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