Daniel Craig shares the joke Queen Elizabeth made about him in private

Actor Daniel Craig stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Wednesday night, where he discussed being awarded the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, or CMG, on New Years Eve by Queen Elizabeth II.

The honor, which is normally only given to diplomats and spies, was bestowed upon the actor for "his outstanding contribution to film." However, the question that was really on host Stephen Colbert's mind was – what is the Queen like in private?

"Very funny," responded Craig. "Very funny, wants to crack a joke, and crack a joke about me." The 007 actor then revealed the Queen's last joke, as he shared, "We were having our photograph taken, and she just went, 'Oh no, he's the one that doesn't smile."

The moment wasn't the first time Craig was in the presence of the Queen. The two go way back to at least the 2012 Olympics in London, when they teamed up for a James Bond sketch, which is probably why, when Craig was back at Buckingham Palace with the Queen, he also had a wholesome moment with some other familiar faces.

After Colbert asked Craig what the Queen's corgis are like in private, Craig shared, "I was rolling around on the floor with them most of the time. I mean, they're just there. I think they have their own footmen." Finally, Craig stated, "And yes, they're very friendly."

Video Transcript

STEPHEN COLBERT: I understand that you may not be able to answer this question, but I'm going to ask anyway. What's she like in private? Is she funny?

DANIEL CRAIG: Uh, very funny.

KYLIE MAR: On "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Wednesday night, actor Daniel Craig discussed being awarded the Order of St. Michael and St. George on New Year's Eve by Queen Elizabeth II.

DANIEL CRAIG: It's incredible, but it's-- I kind of feel that there's a sort of sense of humor about giving it to me.

STEPHEN COLBERT: Because it's normally given out to like--

DANIEL CRAIG: Yeah.

STEPHEN COLBERT: --diplomats and spies.

DANIEL CRAIG: Well.

STEPHEN COLBERT: Is there something-- is there something you'd like to tell us?

KYLIE MAR: But what Stephen Colbert really wanted to know-- what is the queen like in private?

DANIEL CRAIG: Very funny. Wants to crack a joke and cracked a joke about me.

STEPHEN COLBERT: Can you share what the joke--

DANIEL CRAIG: Yeah, she just-- she said-- we were having our photographs taken and she just went, oh no, he's the one that doesn't smile. Fair enough.

STEPHEN COLBERT: That's nice, yeah. Nice crack.

KYLIE MAR: Of course, the moment wasn't the first time Craig was in the presence of the Queen. The two go way back to at least the 2012 Olympics in London when they teamed up for a James Bond sketch, which is probably why, when Craig was back at Buckingham Palace with the Queen, he also had a wholesome moment with some other familiar faces.

STEPHEN COLBERT: What are the corgis like in private? Are they--

DANIEL CRAIG: I was rolling around on the floor with them most of the time, yeah.

STEPHEN COLBERT: That's good.

DANIEL CRAIG: I mean, they're just there and there's a-- I think they have their own footman. I mean--

STEPHEN COLBERT: I wouldn't be surprised.

DANIEL CRAIG: I would not be surprised by that, that someone was just looking after-- after them. And I just-- yeah, they're very friendly.