Queen Elizabeth II, Patron of the CGF attends the Opening Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park on July 23, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II, Patron of the CGF attends the Opening Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park on July 23, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)Getty: Images

Can you remember when two British icons joined forces?

The 2012 London Olympics were a spectacle, to say the least.

2012 was in fact the third time time that the city of London had held the Olympic Games - 1908 and 1948 also saw the games held there - but 2012 definitely takes the cake as the most iconic.

As we know, the 2020 Olympic Games that were set to be held in Japan have sadly been postponed due to the coronavirus. The Tokyo Olympics were one of the most anticpated sporting events of the year, and their cancellaion has come as a huge blows to fans of the event.

The Tokyo Olmpics guaranteed a spectacular opening ceremony. Every Olympics, the host city pulls out all the stops and tries to have as memorable an opening ceremony as they can.

Safe to say, our favorite is without a doubt the London Olympics opening ceremony.

The ceremony

The anticpation that built in the lead up to the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games was second to none.

Rumors swirled around in the weeks leading up to the event, and whispers of Queen Elizabeth making an appearance stirred up a media frenzy.

Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family are potentially the most iconic people in the UK. Around the world, they are associated with the United Kingdom like no other. James Bond is of course another figure who is strongly associated with the image of the UK.

So, why not combine the two?

The organizers of the 2012 opening ceremony pulled out all the stops, and meshed Royalty with fiction, creating an amazing video that called in the services of 007 actor Daniel Craig, and Queen Elizabeth. The two had definite on screen chemistry. Perhaps Her Majesty has a future in film?

Have a look at the clip below