Legendary BOND girl HONOR BLACKMAN has taken a swipe at her former co-star SIR SEAN CONNERY for accepting a knighthood and backing Scottish independence while living abroad.
The actress, who played Pussy Galore in 1964 007 movie Goldfinger, once turned down the offer to be appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).
Now she admits she is baffled why her former onscreen colleague accepted his honour from the British Establishment in 2000 while he lives overseas.
Blackman tells the Daily Mail newspaper, “I think they were quite shocked when I declined. But since I’m a republican I thought it would be somewhat hypocritical to pop up to (Buckingham) Palace.
“Not like Sean, who accepts a knighthood but never comes here… and supported a yes vote in the (Scottish independence) referendum. But I don’t think he thinks deeply about politics.”
‘You’ve let the cat out of the bag’ Princess Diana’s panic after kiss-and-tell book
Former royal press chief Dickie Arbiter said that although the Princess denied it, he believed that she helped Andrew Morton write the book.
He said that in the morning that a serialisation of the book appeared in the press, he received a phone call from Diana in which he heard “an edge of panic in her voice”.
Writing in the Daily Mail, he said that she asked him “What do I do Dickie?”, to which he responded: “There’s nothing you can do, Ma’am.
“You’ve let the cat out of the bag. It’s done.”
He said that he then advised her to pour herself a large scotch “and get drunk”, before she replied: “I might just do that”.
Mr Arbiter, who worked for the couple for 12 years, also described how tensions between Charles and Diana became obvious as their marriage crumbled.