Back on December 11th, 1986, Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited the set of "The Living Daylights" to meet the new James Bond - Timothy Dalton...

A Smashing Set Visit

24th January 2011


Back on December 11th, 1986, Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited the set of "The Living Daylights" to meet the new James Bond - Timothy Dalton. The press reported on a smashing visit...

The Princess of Wales broke a bottle over her husband's head yesterday during a visit to a film set. The Prince did not mind, in fact he had to insist that she should have a smashing time with synthetic bottles from the stunt department.

They were visiting Pinewood Studios to watch the making of the latest James Bond film, "The Living Daylights".

Prince Charles was fascinated as stuntman Simon Crane broke what seemed to be a large green bottle over the head of stunt arranger Paul Weston.

 

Told the bottle was made of sugar glass and it was perfectly safe, the Prince promptly turned round, picked up another bottle, and broke it over Paul's head. Prince Charles then persuaded his wife to break a synthetic decanter over his head after being assured that it would not hurt.

The Princess, blushing furiously, said: "I can't. I can't. I would never be able to forget it." The Prince insisted, and she swung the bottle and watched with relief as it shattered into fragments over the head of the unscathed Prince. Later they took one of the bottles home to Kensington Palace.

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