Princess Anne presents Daniel Craig with poignant accolade and there’s a special detail not to be missed

''We've been expecting you…''
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It’s the crossover that keeps on giving. Daniel Craig, who famously played James Bond, has had another brush with royalty for a very special occasion.

Craig was awarded The Order of St Michael and St George by Princess Anne.

The royal family acknowledged the accolade on their official social media platforms.

Craig was awarded The Order of St Michael and St George by Princess Anne.

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Sharing a photo of the moment Princess Anne bequeathed the medal to the actor, the caption read: “We’ve been expecting you…

“🎖️The Princess Royal presents Daniel Craig with The Order of St Michael and St George… in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film and theatre.”

In a special detail, it’s “the same honour held by his character James Bond”.

Queen Elizabeth ll shakes hands with the new James Bond, at the Royal Premiere for the 21st Bond film in 2006.

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The prestigious award was founded in 1818 and “recognises service in a foreign country, or in relation to foreign and Commonwealth affairs”.

Craig played James Bond for 15 years, appearing in five movies in total.

This, of course, isn’t the first time the actor has made an appearance with the royal family.

WATCH: James Bond and The Queen: London 2012 Olympics. Article continues after video

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For the opening of the 2012 London Olympics, he appeared as James Bond in a skit alongside the Queen.

In the sketch, the monarch welcomed 007 to Buckingham Palace by saying “Good evening, Mr Bond”, before their characters jumped out of a helicopter and into Olympic stadium.

An actor dressed as the Queen and Daniel Craig as James Bond jump out of a helicopter and into the games.

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While appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert earlier this year, Craig recalled filming the skit with Her Majesty, describing her as “very funny”.

“(Her Majesty) wants to crack a joke, and crack a joke about me,” he said.

“We were having our photograph taken, and she just went, ‘Oh no, he’s the one that doesn’t smile’.'”

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