The London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony went down has being one of the most unique, spectacular and memorable opening Olympic ceremonies ever, even surpassing the Beijing 2008 Olympics opening event, which was tremendously dazzling and painstakingly well-rehearsed.
Although it has to be said, what gave our ceremony the ‘edge’ was the Queen’s cameo appearance of parachuting into the stadium with no other than James Bond himself.
The stunt caused a wave of admiration towards everyone involved to ripple across the world and given the popularity of the exploit, it is hardly surprising that the Queen’s James Bond helicopter cameo has been voted the best moment of her 61-year reign.
A survey to mark the Queen’s 87th birthday was conducted by the birthday card company, Hallmark, which created a huge birthday card for Her Majesty that comprised of many tributes taken from Twitter to her and was delivered to Buckingham Palace.
Within the card were tributes to what people consider to have been her best moments throughout her reign, with the 007 sketch at the opening ceremony being voted as number one.
The other moments people recognised as being Queen Elizabeth’s finest moments included the Diamond Jubilee flotilla, the Diamond Jubilee concert, which saw many a British legend including Sir Paul McCartney and Madness perform outside Buckingham Palace, her role at William and Kate’s wedding, the royal wave, walking her corgis, the Silver Jubilee ceremony, the Queen’s wardrobe, her marriage to Phillip and presenting the World Cup trophy to England in 1966.
Talking about how pleased they were with the Queen’s birthday card, a spokesperson for Hallmark said:
“We are thrilled with how the card looks and we hope Her Majesty likes it too.”