Daniel Craig Receives British Honour Meant For Real-life Spies From Queen Elizabeth; Netizens Call It ‘JOKE’

Daniel Craig has been made a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) in the UK's annual New Year Honours List.

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Daniel Craig Receives British Honour Meant For Real-life Spies From Queen Elizabeth; Netizens Call It ‘JOKE’
Daniel Craig who is known for his portrayal of the fictional agent 007 in the James Bond franchise, has been awarded with real-life spy honour by none other than Queen Elizabeth. 

He has been made a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) in the UK's annual New Year Honours List. The recognition is normally reserved for diplomats and spies. Interestingly, Bond has this honour in many of his stories.




Apart from Craig, Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson, the produces of the James Bond movie franchise were among the entertainment and media figures recognized on Friday. The annual compendium of honours bestowed by the Queen also included achievements in the fields of government, education, politics, sports, community service.

Although, social media users seem particularly unhappy and confused about the honour given that the title is usually conferred to real-life spies and Craig is an actor. Many expressed their reservations about the same and pointed out how the Queen broke the tradition of honouring services of those reserved for their real-life work. 


Meanwhile, netizens have expressed their resentment over the same as they termed it ‘ridiculous’. Many netizens have taken to their respective Twitter handle and complained that the whole thing is a 'joke.'

A fan tweeted, "The whole thing is a bloody joke and this just makes it even more of a bloody joke." Another one questioned whether the authorities were, "Confusing fact with fiction." Several fans who have been supportive of the decision, have been praising the powers that be for their 'sense of humour.'


Apart from Craig other celebrities such as Joanna Lumley and Vanessa Redgrave, who have been made Dames for their services to drama, entertainment and charity. Also, Spice Girls' singer Mel B was named in the New Years honours list who is the second Spice Girl whose services have been celebrated through the British honours system after Victoria Beckham was made an OBE by the Duke of Cambridge in April 2017. Also, British Indian actor Nitin Ganatr received an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) title.

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