Prince Charles stops by the ‘Bond 25’ set, hangs out with Daniel Craig

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I’ve sort of given in to Prince Charles at long last. He’s 70 years old and he’s a delightful old fart. He yells at farm animals and loves cheesy masquerade balls. He enjoys double-breasted suits and he laughs uproariously at his own dad jokes. If anything, Charles has never been more relatable than he is right now. And so I was delighted by these photos – Charles visiting Pinewood Studios to check up on the (disastrous) filming of Bond 25. Charles was escorted around by Mr. James Bond himself, Daniel Craig (who is thankfully off his crutches).

Daniel Craig showed the Prince of Wales one of the Aston Martins they’re using on the film. I bet Charles loved that, because he owns a classic, beautiful Aston Martin. Daniel explained how they film car stunts and how complicated it all is, but it just looked like Charles really wanted to sit in the car and play with it. After that, Charles went inside the studio set and got to meet Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes. Did you know that Ralph Fiennes has never been awarded any honor by the Queen? He’s not even an MBE or OBE. I have to think he’ll eventually get a knighthood or something, won’t he? So Ralph was obviously very chatty with Charles, perhaps trying to convince Charles to put in a good word for the knighthood.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    I feel the same way about Prince Charles. Its like he finally just seems to be enjoying life or something, I don’t know. But I definitely feel like over the past few years his vibe has changed, in a good way. Maybe its just the way he’s covered by the media/press, or maybe its a good example of why the royal social media accounts are so important.

  2. Carol says:

    I find Charles to be delightful. He’s gotten a bad rap for too long.

  3. booboocita says:

    OMG — I want that portrait of Judi Dench as M!

    • Jamie says:

      I literally gasped out loud with delight when I saw that! She was the best M and I was LIVID when she died at the end of Skyfall.
      I think it’s wonderful that they’ll have a portrait of her in the background.
      She’s so Dench!

      • Becks1 says:

        I love it too! It’s a great portrait of Judi Dench in general, and I love that it’s in the movie.

  4. Cidy says:

    He seems just really delightful everywhere he goes. He honestly kind if reminds me personality wise of my grandpa, who growing up we were all a little afraid of because of the stories of his younger days and such and as he aged he just must have came to terms with a lot of things because hes a big ol’ marshmallow now who sends us all videos of his riding lawn mower.

  5. SM says:

    I imagine him and Camila getting drunk during lunch time and then go around the palace attempting all kinds of poses the monarchs used to do and try all kinds of crazy outfits and hats for portraits. But instead of forcing some poor painter to make portraits in oil paintings, they take selfies and add all kinds of filters like bunny ears.

    • Becks1 says:

      Hahahaha! And then around 5 oclock every day they start sending the selfies out to their kids, and Camilla’s kids and Harry and William are like “oh god, its 5 oclock. Here come the bunny ear selfies again.”

  6. Enny says:

    Charles does seem to have achieved what seems so elusive to most of us – true contentment. He and Camilla complement each other perfectly, and they seem really happy together. He’s significantly improved his relationship with sons (well, at least Harry) and he’s seen both of his sons marry and have children. He’s watched Harry achieve in the military and with his more personal charitable endeavors. He and TQ seem closer than before, and he’s accepting that his reign as king will likely come soon, and may not be long. But he’s already made his mark, he does work that is important to him, and he’s just making the most of every day. To me, Charles and Camilla are #goals.

  7. Ali says:

    I want to be living my best life at 70, too!

  8. Digital Unicorn says:

    Chuck has finally found his groove and is enjoying it all. I think its partly down to Cams and down to the fact that TQ is starting to hand over many of her duties to him – he’s starting to play at being King, FINALLY.

    Ralph Fiennes, I so still would even after I saw in him Anthony and Cleopatra recently where he paraded around with his shirt undone (the man boobs were a bit of a turn off). Sophie Okenedo was AMAZING as Cleopatra, she wiped the stage with Fiennes – sorry just had to get that out.

  9. Fluffy Princess says:

    Prince Charles seems like he’s really found himself and is truly enjoying his life. I do like that the last couple of years have been positive for him in becoming a grandpa, seeing his children married, the closeness he has with Harry and Meghan, the fun he has with Camilla. I’m happy for him because he’s gotten more than his fair share of crap over his life, so it’s nice that it is all settling down in a good way. I bet he’s fun in private after a drinkie poo or two!

  10. Livvers says:

    Interesting that Charles got the film studio visit. I know the Queen did the Game of Thrones set, but I think of studio visits as more of a William, Kate and Harry thing. Even Camilla gets the “here have a drink” visits, I wonder if Charles asked for something that would read unabashedly “fun”?

  11. Olenna says:

    Cary Fukunaga. That’s all I’ve got.

  12. kerwood says:

    I’ve always liked Charles. Seeing how happy he is with Camilla makes me very happy for him. Not many of us get a second chance and I think he realizes how lucky he is. He’s always been a one-man woman.

    If he’d had the strength of character to realize that Camilla was THE ONE and married her when he had the chance, he would have spared himself and a lot of other people a great deal of unhappiness. Camilla refused to be kept on a string and went ahead and found someone else. Charles faffed around until his father bullied him into marrying Diana Spencer. And we all know how that worked out.

    When his time comes, I think Charles will be a good king.