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The Countess of Wessex attends a celebration of the life of Sir Roger Moore

The Countess of Wessex attended an event to celebrate the life of one of Britain’s greatest actors, Sir Roger Moore, on Sunday at Pinewood Studios.

Held in honour of the James Bond actor who died in May 2017, the event saw an array of famous faces visit the television studio, which is located seven miles away from Windsor.

The event was hosted at Pinewood Studios, which has been home to the James Bond film franchise since 1962.

The Countess of Wessex officially opened the studio’s new stage which has been renamed in the late actor’s honour.

Over 300 cast, crew, family and friends of Sir Roger attended the celebration, including Dame Joan Collins, David Walliams and Stephen Fry.

Sir Roger Moore portrayed fictional spy James Bond in seven films between 1973 and 1985.

He died on May 17th at the age of 89 from a brief battle with cancer.

Sir Roger was a friend to European royals, including Denmark’s Prince Joachim who invited the British actor to attend the Christening of his youngest son, Prince Felix, as well as his second wedding to Princess Marie.

He also had a good relationship with neighbouring Sweden, in particular with Princess Lilian.

In his autobiography, Sir Roger recalled meeting Princess Lilian for dinner whenever he and his wife visited Stockholm.

Princess Lilian died in 2013 at the age of 97, and Sir Roger spoke at the memorial service where he recalled some fond memories.

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