We all loved the Queen and her corgis getting in on the action for the Olympic opening ceremony alongside Daniel Craig playing the iconic role of James Bond, but not everyone agreed, as Richard Ingram said it was "a great mistake".
The former editor of Private Eye and editor of The Oldie was far from impressed with the Queen's involvement in the ceremony that was watched by 27 million viewers in the UK alone.
According to the Evening Standard, Ingrams said it was inappropriate for HRH to get involved in such a manner, and he also didn't think much of Rowan Atkinson's input.
"I think the Queen made a great mistake when she agreed to do that stunt with Daniel Craig," Ingrams said. "What can she and her advisers have been thinking of? It was very undignified for an 86-year-old woman."
He continued: "I noticed that when she appeared in the stadium she didn't look amused. Quite right, too. She'd been taken for a ride."
Ingrams didn't seem to offer his opinion as to what he thought should have been featured, but he continued: "The whole thing was like a giant nativity play with everyone grabbing their bit of the limelight. There was that awful Mr Bean, who is symptomatic of what's wrong with the country.
"And those people in silly top hats and false beards. People around the world must have wondered what on earth was going on."
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