Queen Honors Bond Star
Mar. 09, 1999
LONDON (AP) _ Roger Moore found being honored by Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday a little more nerve-wracking than dodging bullets in her majesty's service.
``I was a bit nervous, mainly because you don't get a rehearsal for this and I am used to having rehearsals before I perform,'' he said after the queen gave him the Commander of the Order of British Empire medal.
Moore, 71, may be most famous as James Bond, but it was his UNICEF campaign for children that won him the queen's recognition. He has been a special ambassador for the U.N. children's charity for almost a decade.
``Working with UNICEF made me grow up and recognize how fortunate I am,'' Moore said.
Tom Jones was honored for his services to music and entertainment and received an Officer of the Order of British Empire medal from the queen.
``I didn't bring a hat,'' the 58-year-old singer joked, ``because I thought it might mess up my hair.''