Danny Boyle, the man behind the strange London Olympic opening ceremony has revealed that the Queen actually volunteered to be part of it.
Originally the entire scene was to be filmed by a Helen Mirren as a double until the Queen herself asked if she could do it – and insisted on a speaking part. PUSHY!
‘They came back and said ‘we’re delighted for you to do it, and Her Majesty would like to be in it herself’ – and the surreal thing, ‘she would like to play herself’,” said Mr Boyle.
In the spoof, a stuntman dressed to look like the Queen jumped out of a helicopter and parachuted to the ground at the Olympic stadium. But everything was the real Queen herself!