LONDON OLYMPICS OPEN – Queen Parachutes Into Stadium James Bond Style (Video)

The London Olympics opened today in spectacular fashion-
The “Queen” Parachuted In–

Daily Mail Highlights:

  • Sir Steve Redgrave carries the Olympic torch into the Stadium, after David Beckham accompanied it into Stratford on a speedboat
  • Seven young athletes then light the cauldron
  • Breathtaking firework display lights up the sky above east London
  • Queen makes spectacular appearance in simulated helicopter arrival with James Bond star Daniel Craig
  • Monarch tells the world: ‘I declare open the Games of London, celebrating the 30th Olympiad of the modern era’
  • Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins started the Opening Ceremony by ringing the giant Olympic Bell
  • Rowan Atkinson joins the orchestra as Mr Bean for a comedy skit
  • Sir Kenneth Branagh reads from Shakespeare’s The Tempest
  • Dizzee Rascal and Emeli Sande perform
  • The audience have been handed 3D glasses and every seat has a magic wand with it
  • Red Arrows fly past the stadium leaving trail of red, white and blue vapour at 20:12 exactly
  • Danny Boyle tweets ‘Proud to be British’

UPDATE: Not everyone was impressed with the production tonight.
Aidan Burley, a lawmaker from Prime Minister David Cameron’s ruling Conservative party, tweeted:

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