Queen”s corgi which appeared with her in James Bond Olympics Opening Ceremony film dies aged 13Monty was watched by millions in his performance as part of the James Bond scene in the Olympics opening ceremony filmHe was named after Monty Roberts, the subject of a horse whisperer programme, who advises the Queen on horses and dogsThe Queen has two remaining corgis, who also appeared in the film: Willow and Holly
One of the Queen”s corgis, which appeared in a James Bond sketch for the Olympics opening ceremony, has died, Buckingham Palace said.
Monty and two other corgis greeted the secret agent, played by Daniel Craig, as he arrived at the palace to accept a mission from the Queen in a scene filmed for the curtain-raiser to the London 2012 Games.
The dogs ran down the stairs, performed tummy rolls and then stood as a helicopter took off for the Olympic stadium, carrying Bond and a stunt double of the monarch.
Star performer: 13-year-old Monty has passed away not long after he was watched by millions in the Olympics Games opening ceremony film
Monty, together with Holly and Willow have significant roles in the film, which was aired at the start at the opening ceremony
After running down the stairs to greet James Bond (Daniel Craig), the Corgis did tummy roles then sat panting
The dogs then trot alongside the party as Bond is taken inside the Palace to receive his mission
Rarely are the dogs more than a few metres from the Queen”s side
The death of 13-year-old Monty, who was previously owned by the Queen Mother, leaves two corgis in the palace, Willow and Holly. They too appeared in the Olympic film.
The breed has been associated with the Windsors since 1933, when the future George VI bought his first pembroke corgi.
Thepalace confirmed the death of Monty and of Cider, a dorgi, or dachsund-corgi cross-breed. Two other dorgis, Candy and Vulcan, remain.
Montywas named after Monty Roberts, the American subject of a BBC documentary, A Real Horse Whisperer, according to the Sunday Times.
Roberts, 77, who advises the Queen on horses and corgis, has reportedly offered her a corgi puppy to carry on the tradition.
They also appear to take a keen interest in their suave looking visitor
Monty and a companion watched as James Bond and someone looking quite similar to the Queen then flew off in a helicopter from Buckingham Palace