'The Queen' jumping from helicopter

This is the moment The Queen appeared to para-glide into the Olympic stadium from a helicopter, closely followed by James Bond actor Daniel Craig.

The Queen takes the plunge Credit: Twitter/@London2012

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Queen visits Olympic village

The Queen has opened the Games after an actor dressed as Her Majesty parachuted into the stadium. Seven British Olympic hopefuls carried the Torch around the stadium and lit copper petals representing the 204 competing nations to form a cauldron.