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Daniel Craig references that 2012 Olympics sketch with The Queen in Jubilee tribute

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Daniel Craig paid tribute to The Queen at her Platinum Jubilee concert on Saturday night with a cheeky tribute to their iconic sketch of the 2012 Olympics

The actor, 54, appeared in a pre-recorded message to express his gratitude to Her Majesty and her 70 years of service to the country.

He said: ‘Your Majesty, thank you for our continued presence in our lives, for your leadership and for your unwavering grace and poise.

Named Bond: Daniel Craig, 54, paid tribute to The Queen at her Platinum Jubilee concert on Saturday night with a cheeky tribute to their iconic sketch of the 2012 Olympics

‘I would follow you everywhere, ma’am. From a helicopter.’

The star referred to the sketch he made with the Queen, in which he took on the role of James Bond, with the couple leaving Buckingham Palace in a helicopter for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Games.

In an iconic moment, a stunt double jumped out of the helicopter as if they were the monarch himself, who then dramatically appeared in her seat at the Olympic Stadium.

Music legends led the BBC’s Party At The Palace concert Saturday night, with Sir Rod Stewart putting on an upbeat performance, Queen and Adam Lambert, and Elton John also putting on sensational shows.

Stars: The James Bond star referred to the sketch where the Queen left Buckingham Palace in a helicopter for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Games

Stars: The James Bond star referred to the sketch where the Queen left Buckingham Palace in a helicopter for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Games

Regal: The pair were seen walking through Buckingham Palace on their way to the opening ceremony in the now iconic skit titled Happy And Glorious

Regal: The pair were seen walking through Buckingham Palace on their way to the opening ceremony in the now iconic skit titled Happy And Glorious

Sir Rod failed to get the 22,000-strong crowd outside Buckingham Palace dancing to an incredible mishmash of his top songs to mark the Queen’s 70-year reign.

He put on a lively show in a bright yellow jacket, which he teamed with black pants and a crisp white shirt for the bang.

The singer shouted out Baby Jane with his recognizable raspy vocals alongside three backing singers, who wore dresses that reflected the Union Jack colors.

Looks good: Elsewhere, Rod Stewart, 77, put on a lively display in a bright yellow suit jacket for the popping performance

Looks good: Elsewhere, Rod Stewart, 77, put on a lively display in a bright yellow suit jacket for the popping performance

Elsewhere, Queen was joined onstage by Adam Lambert as they sang a montage of classics and impressed the royal family with their upbeat performance.

Taking the place of lead singer Freddie Mercury, Adam appeared onstage in front of a row of Palace officials playing drums and began singing We Will Rock You out for their opening number.

It came 20 years after guitarist Brian May performed God Save The Queen on the roof of Buckingham Palace during a 2002 Golden Jubilee show.

Rocking: The BBC's Party At The Palace kicked off Saturday night with a spectacular performance by Adam Lambert and Queen

Rocking: The BBC’s Party At The Palace kicked off Saturday night with a spectacular performance by Adam Lambert and Queen

The singer, 40, showed off his sensational sense of style in a baggy black jacket embellished with gold stitching, which he paired with black trousers and a shirt as he took the stage.

During their opening track, Brian May incredibly appeared from behind a gold stage on a huge platform rocking the guitar solo while Roger Taylor put on an incredible show behind the drums.

After getting off to a rocking start, they sang Don’t Stop Me Now to the crowd of 22,000 applauding and cheering before releasing We Are The Champions.

Legends: During their opening track, Brian May unbelievably appeared from behind a gold stage on a huge platform rocking the guitar solo while Roger Taylor put on an incredible show behind the drums

Legends: During their opening track, Brian May unbelievably appeared from behind a gold stage on a huge platform rocking the guitar solo while Roger Taylor put on an incredible show behind the drums

Legends: On their opening track, Brian May rocked the guitar solo while Roger Taylor put on an incredible show behind the drums

And Kate Middleton seemed in awe of their stellar performance of Don’t Stop Me Now, when she was seen singing along in the royal box, sitting next to her family.

And Elton John did a touching performance of Your Song, but he didn’t appear onstage for his rendition of the popular song.

The Rocketman hitmaker was projected onto Buckingham Palace paying tribute to the Queen before playing the piano and singing in a Windsor Castle pre-recorded show.

As he sang, he appeared at the palace with the lyrics of his hit song next to him, bringing the crowd into silence as they were awestruck by the performance.

DJ Jax Jones was the next singer to take the stage and performed Instruction, with a special appearance by 10-year-old Nandi Bushell on the drums.

Projection: And Elton John played a touching performance of Your Song, but he didn't appear on stage for his rendition of the popular song

Projection: And Elton John played a touching performance of Your Song, but he didn’t appear on stage for his rendition of the popular song

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