Prince Charles met with stars of James Bond while visiting Pinewood Studios today, including a ‘cut and scratched’ Daniel Craig.
The star of the film franchise appeared to have come straight from filming, as his facial ‘wounds’ were in fact convincing big screen make-up.
The royal, 71, grinned as he greeted stars of the iconic British spy series at the film set in Buckinghamshire.
He also met Ralph Fiennes and actress Naomie Harris during his visit to set, and posed next to some of Bond’s most iconic cars.
The royal looked utterly charmed as he chatted to the A-listers, and was seen admiring several of the props at the set.
Prince Charles was on top form as he joked with actors Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and director Cary Joji Fukunaga during a visit to the James Bond set at Pinewood Studios
The royal chatted to Naomi Harris, while standing in front of a portrait of Judi Dench, who previously played M in the Daniel Craig-era Bond films
The name’s Charles! The Prince of Wales shook hands with Daniel Craig as he arrived for a visit to Pinewood Studios
Prince Charles also visited the set of Cuba, which may have looked familiar to the royal having visited the country for the first time in March of this year.
Daniel Craig greeted the royal with a handshake, and was seen gesturing to the iconic Aston Martin DB5, which was most recently featured in Skyfall.
Prince Charles went on to meet actress Naomie Harris, who plays Miss Moneypenny in the series, in front of a portrait painting of Dame Judi Dench.
The pair appeared to share a joke as Prince Charles watched scenes from the films, with the British actress giggling along with the royal.
The royal appeared to watch scenes from the films alongside Naomie Harris, who stars in the series as Miss Moneypenny
Actress Naomie Harris and Prince Charles appeared to share a joke as they met in front of a portrait of Dame Judi Dench
One each? The prince and Daniel Craig posed in front of some of the sleek motors set to feature in Bond 25
This looks familiar! The royal visited the Cuba set of the film, months after making his historic visit to the country
The royal seemed taken with the set of Cuba, having visited the country on a historic tour earlier this year
Daniel Craig was seen with cuts and scratches on his face, which turned out to be convincing big screen make-up
It is not the first time the royal has visited a James Bond set at the famous British studio.
Back in 1986, Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited the set of The Living Daylights and met the then-Bond Timothy Dalton.
On today’s visit, he seemed in good spirits as he met with BFI apprentices as well as crew members working at the film set.
He was also snapped meeting Ralph Fiennes and director Cary Fukunaga, who was recently embroiled in controversy as it was reported the Bond 25 shooting schedule had been thrown into further disarray after he ‘went missing for several hours’ so he could play computer games.
Prince Charles went on to meet Ralph Fiennes and director Cary Joji Fukunaga during a visit to the James Bond set at Pinewood Studios
Prince Charles and Ralph Fiennes shook hands as they greeted on the film set of James Bonds’ office
The royal appeared enthusiastic as he met with the cast and crew of the Bond 25 film (pictured here with Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and director Cary Joji Fukunaga)
Daniel Craig seemed enthusiastic as he showed Prince Charles the iconic Aston Martin DB5, which most recently featured in Skyfall
The long awaited film, which will be released in 2020, suffered a series of setbacks before filming commenced, with director Danny Boyle initially signing up before leaving the project over disagreements regarding the ‘radical’ direction of his script.
Leading man Daniel Craig has since damaged his ankle ligaments after falling during filming for a high-octane scene for his fifth outing as the Secret Service Agent.
The official Twitter account for Bond 25 released a statement concerning Craig’s injuries, posting: ‘Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica.
‘Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020’.
The royal was seen peering into the front of the car as Daniel Craig gestured to something on the dashboard
Prince Charles posed alongside BFI apprentices outside the James Bond set at the Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire
The Prince of Wales was seen shaking hands with several of the students during his visit to the studio
The royal chuckled as he met with crew members during his visit to Pinewood Studios earlier today
Elsewhere the production was put into ‘total lockdown’ and a crew member was injured after an explosion at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire.
The blast took part of the roof off and five wall panels of the huge complex and it was said to be ‘utter chaos’ in the moments after the blast.
It is unclear if filming for the as yet untitled movie is being suspended after the incident, and if so, for how long.
The official Twitter account for the 007 franchise confirmed the blasts, with a post that said: ‘During the filming of a controlled explosion on the set of Bond 25 today at Pinewood Studios, damage was caused to the exterior of the 007 Stage.
‘There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury.’
The royal seemed in good spirits as he arrived at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire for the set visit