William and Harry’s ‘Go Granny’ remark as Queen’s Olympic cameo sparked euphoria

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ATHE QUEEN surprised everyone during the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony with a surprise appearance.

Her Majesty stole the show in a James Bond spoof sketch alongside actor Daniel Craig. The action-packed scene showed the Queen flying over Central London before a stunt person dressed as the Monarch parachuted into the stadium.

The Queen and Prince Philip then emerged and walked to their seats.

Fans roared as the Monarch and Duke of Edinburgh made the unexpected cinematic appearance.

And a remarkable reaction came from the Queen’s grandsons.

Prince William and Prince Harry are said to have shouted “Go, Granny!”.

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William and Harry’s ‘Go Granny’ remark as Queen’s Olympic cameo sparked euphoria (Image: Getty)

In his autobiography, Running My Life, two-time Olympic gold medallist Lord Coe recounted how he was sitting near the Royal Family, with Harry and William in the row behind.

He added that neither prince knew their grandmother would be taking part in a film – but became suspicious when it featured a backdrop of the palace.

Lord Coe wrote: “When the film cut to the shot of the royal back, he [Prince Charles] had exactly the same reaction as everyone else – which was to assume it was the lady who does the impersonations.

“But the moment she turned around and everyone realised, my God, it really is the Queen, he began roaring with laughter.

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Her Majesty stole the show in a James Bond spoof sketch alongside actor Daniel Craig (Image: Getty)

“As for his sons, they were beside themselves. As she started her descent two voices shouted out in unison behind me, ‘Go, Granny!’”

Prime Minister David Cameron is said to have asked the Monarch to star in the film during his weekly audience with her at the Palace.

Tory peer Lord Coe had first suggested the cameo to her deputy private secretary Edward Young.

The two met when they worked together for Foreign Secretary William Hague.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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