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The Queen Of England Jumps Out of A Helicopter and Parachutes Into The Olympics?

 
 
sozobe
 
Reply Fri 27 Jul, 2012 02:41 pm
This is what Yahoo is claiming. I'm unconvinced.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/olympic-opening-ceremony-underway-194612830--oly.html

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Update: ... and the current James Bond sits by as the Queen jumps out of the helicopter! The famous Bond theme kicks into gear as the Queen parachutes (with a United Kingdom flag on the back) into the stadium. Enthralling!


Can any British types confirm or deny?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 27 Jul, 2012 02:43 pm
Undoubtedly while wearing a double-knit pants suit . . .
sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 27 Jul, 2012 02:44 pm
@Setanta,
No, a nice wool skirt and jacket combo. With a lovely hat. All in the same color. I'm thinking a yellowy gold, for the occasion.
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Strauss
 
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Reply Fri 27 Jul, 2012 02:45 pm
It was obviously a staged stunt..

Watching the ceremony right now..
sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 27 Jul, 2012 02:46 pm
@Strauss,
Yes, I just found this on the NYT which makes that a bit more clear than Yahoo's account:

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A video is showing Daniel Craig (as James Bond) arriving at Buckingham Palace. And the queen is in it! The genuine queen, not some costumed performer. She just said, “Good afternoon, Mr. Bond.” What a trouper! They’re getting in a helicopter (on video). And now they are jumping out of the plane (through special effects). Cute.

But now here’s the real queen in the stadium. Darn, if only she had actually arrived by parachute, or even helicopter. I guess that was a bit too much to ask. The Union Jack is also arriving under honor guard. And “God Save the Queen.”


edit: In case you're unaware, we're not allowed to see anything for another few hours, so only have written accounts to go by so far.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 27 Jul, 2012 02:48 pm
@sozobe,
But wait, there's more:

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In the middle of God Save the Queen, 600 staffers from the National Health Service run out onto the arena rolling hospital beds, each occupied by a patient. A little odd, granted, for an Olympic ceremony. Wonder what Mitt Romney thinks of this segment?


Seriously? I just can't tell.
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RollerGuy02
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jul, 2012 01:14 am
@Setanta,
no it was soneone else dressed like the queen but we do not know who it was.
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jul, 2012 06:25 am
@sozobe,
Reyn
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jul, 2012 05:11 pm
@msolga,
Aww, video removed! Sad
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jul, 2012 05:48 pm
@Reyn,
Gosh, you're right, Reyn! Surprised
"Removed" by the poster.
The BBC's version is now just a still of the opening scene, nothing more, with this in the "comments" section:

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Comments are disabled for this video.


This couldn't be some form of censorship, could it? Surely not. Confused
If so, a bit silly.
Pretty harmless stuff, really.

Anyway, try this version.
Longer & not exactly perfect quality-wise (the sound comes & goes with the editing), but it it'll give you some idea:



p.s. I have no idea what the subtitles are about! Wink
Reyn
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jul, 2012 10:36 pm
@msolga,
Yes, that was fine! Quite amusing! Laughing
msolga
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jul, 2012 03:18 am
@Reyn,
crikey!
That last video was "removed by the user", too! Confused
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jul, 2012 07:49 am
It was Gary Connery. This is his website.

http://garyconnery.com/about-gary-connery/

You can contact him if you want, but I guess he's rather swamped right now.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 04:29 pm
Meanwhile, at the closing ceremony

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/215626_10151130414770932_846310436_n.jpg
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