The highest award a spy can get is the Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG). The CMG is awarded to government spies and diplomats following their retirement by the Queen of England.
Actor Daniel Craig received the honor of being felicitated with this award after he announced his retirement from the 007 franchise. The Queen was inspired to break the tradition after she found that the fictional character James Bond created by Ian Flemings also received this award in the book. The Queen was escorted by Daniel in James Bond get up when they shot a surprise video for the London 2012 Olympics at Buckingham Palace.
Daniel Craig, 53 is from Chester, England, and has starred in five James Bond films so far. Craig’s name is on the list of the UK’s annual New Year Honours and he will receive the award following the release of ‘No Time To Die.’
‘No Time To Die’ will be his final installment with the franchise. Craig announced his retirement after acting in five movies namely ‘Quantum of Solace’, ‘Skyfall’, ‘Casino Royale’, ‘Spectre’, and ‘No time to Die’. Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson, the film’s producers were also recognized as the Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBEs) for their contribution to the franchise.
While fans are ecstatic about Craig being awarded by Queen Elizabeth II. A certain set of netizens do not welcome the idea and believe that the Queen has made a mistake by confusing fact with fiction.