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Canine co-star of James Bond's Olympic opening film dies

08-Sep-2012 • Bond News

A statement from Buckingham Palace has confirmed the sad news that one of the Queen's corgis, which appeared in a James Bond sketch for the Olympics opening ceremony, has died.

Monty and two other corgis greeted the secret agent, played by Daniel Craig, as he arrived at the palace to accept a mission from the Queen in a scene filmed for the curtain-raiser to the London 2012 Games.

Click here to watch the opening ceremony film.

The dogs ran down the stairs, performed tummy rolls and then stood as a helicopter took off for the Olympic stadium, carrying Bond and a stunt double of the monarch.

The death of 13-year-old Monty, who was previously owned by the Queen Mother, leaves two corgis in the palace, Willow and Holly. They too appeared in the Olympic film.

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