By Tim Saunders on
The premiere will take place on October 29 at London’s Odeon Cinema on Leicester Square and – at the request of the princes – will benefit Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion. Joining the two Royals on the red carpet will be the film’s leading actors Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, and Gemma Arterton.
“We are thrilled Prince William and Prince Harry have agreed to attend the world premiere of our latest James Bond film,” said the film’s producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. “[We] are pleased this event will help raise much needed funds to support the servicemen of our country through The Princes’ chosen charities.”
Help for Heroes is a charity aimed at helping injured service personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan launched in October of 2007. It raised £6 million (US$12 million) within its first nine months to help provide a swimming pool and gym complex at the tri-services rehabilitation centre in Surrey, and now continue to raise money to ensure that the wounded get the best practical help and support available.
The Royal British Legion was established in 1921 to protect the interests, welfare and memory of those who are currently serving, or have served, in the Armed Forces and their dependants. Nearly 10.5 million people of all ages are eligible for the Legion’s support, and the call on the charity’s welfare services is increasing.
Quantum of Solace is released internationally on October 31.
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