LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has received an honorary British Academy award in recognition of her support of British film and television.
John Willis, chairman of the British Academy Film and Television Awards, joked that the prize was also in honor of the queen’s performance as the “most memorable Bond girl yet” during the London Olympics opening ceremony.
He was referring to the moment when a stuntman dressed as the queen parachuted into the Olympic Stadium during a skit involving James Bond, the legendary spy.
Actor Kenneth Branagh presented the prize to the monarch Thursday during a glamorous reception to celebrate the British entertainment industry at Windsor Castle.
The party was attended by 300 guests, including “Star Wars” director George Lucas, “Homeland” actor Damian Lewis and veteran actor John Hurt.
The owner of Makani Kai Air says the plane that crashed off Molokai had catastrophic engine failure.
A top Hawaii official is dead following a plane crash off Molokai. Officials say state Health Director Loretta Fuddy died at the scene.
WATCH VIDEO: The Coast Guard transported three passengers to Emergency Medical Services after a plane crashed in the ocean off Kalaupapa, Molokai, on Wednesday.