Daniel Craig has been appointed honorary Commander in the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom.
The development makes Craig match his on-screen rank of James Bond.
The announcement comes ahead of the premiere of the newest Bond instalment No Time to Die.
The British actor who awaits the release of his fifth James Bond film, and also his final outing for the franchise, expressed his feelings about this prestigious rank and said he feels privileged and honoured.
The official James Bond Twitter account shared the update along with Daniel Craig’s photo in the Royal Navy uniform/
“Daniel Craig has been made an honorary Commander in the Royal Navy. Commander Craig said: ‘I am truly privileged and honoured to be appointed the rank of Honorary Commander in the senior service,” the tweet reads.
Daniel Craig has been made an honorary Commander in the Royal Navy. Commander Craig said: “I am truly privileged and honoured to be appointed the rank of Honorary Commander in the senior service.” pic.twitter.com/5pPDdznejE
— James Bond (@007) September 23, 2021
First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Tony Radakin said: “I am delighted to welcome honorary Commander Daniel Craig to the Royal Navy.
“Our honorary officers act as ambassadors and advocates for the Service, sharing their time and expertise to spread the message about what our global, modern, and ready Royal Navy is doing around the world.
“Daniel Craig is well known for being Commander Bond for the last fifteen years – a Naval officer who keeps Britain safe through missions across the globe.
“That’s what the real Royal Navy does every day, using technology and skill the same way as Bond himself.
“I look forward to him getting to see more of our sailors and marines over the coming months and years.”