After 18 months of delay due to the pandemic, last night finally saw No Time to Die premiere at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
That’s not to say it was a normal premiere by any stretch of the imagination.
Covid-19 meant that premiere attendees had to provide a negative covid test and were requested, although not obliged, to wear masks on the red carpet and inside the venue.
Also, the red carpet was closed off from public view. Normally the public can attend to watch the stars and get autographs, but this time it was designed to block prying eyes although there were guest attendees from the NHS and armed forces.
Daniel Craig surprised many with his choice of colourful dinner jacket.
As well as the film’s stars, the event was attended by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
And of course there were the producers, Barbara Brocolli and Miachel G Wilson and a very familiar silver birch Aston Martin DB5.