Daniel Craig gives Prince Charles a tour of 'Bond 25' set following ankle injury

Production on the latest James Bond film was interrupted by a very special guest on Thursday – Prince Charles!

The prince paid a visit to the set of Bond 25, where the film’s star, Daniel Craig, offered him an up close and personal look at the cinematic work in progress.

In images, the 51-year-old leading man is shown leading the Prince of Wales around the set at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, England, including checking out some of the vintage cars the international super spy is known to get around in. Craig wore a sharp gray suit and dark-blue tie while Charles opted for a striped blue suit and patterned blue tie for the tour.

The prince also checked out an internal set, which appears to be the British Secret Service offices, where he mingled with another of the film’s stars, Ralph Fiennes, who plays M, and the film’s director, Cary Joji Fukunaga. The visit was in Charles’ capacity as a patron of the British Film Institute.

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IVER HEATH, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales poses with British actor Daniel Craig as he tours the set of the 25th James Bond Film at Pinewood Studios on June 20, 2019 in Iver Heath, England. The Prince of Wales, Patron, The British Film Institute and Royal Patron, the Intelligence Services toured the set of the 25th James Bond Film to celebrate the contribution the franchise has made to the British film industry. (Photo by Niklas Halle'n - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
VER HEATH, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets with actor Daniel Craig during a visit to the James Bond set at Pinewood Studios on June 20, 2019 in Iver Heath, England. HRH is the Royal Patron of The British Film Institute and the Intelligence Services. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales poses with British actor Daniel Craig as he tours the set of the 25th James Bond Film at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, west of London, on June 20, 2019. - The Prince of Wales, Patron, The British Film Institute and Royal Patron, the Intelligence Services toured the set of the 25th James Bond Film to celebrate the contribution the franchise has made to the British film industry. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
IVER HEATH, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Britain's Prince Charles (L), Prince of Wales meets British actor Daniel Craig as he tours the set of the 25th James Bond Film at Pinewood Studios on June 20, 2019 in Iver Heath, England. The Prince of Wales, Patron, The British Film Institute and Royal Patron, the Intelligence Services toured the set of the 25th James Bond Film to celebrate the contribution the franchise has made to the British film industry. (Photo by Niklas Halle'n - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
IVER HEATH, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales tours the set of the 25th James Bond Film at Pinewood Studios on June 20, 2019 in Iver Heath, England. The Prince of Wales, Patron, The British Film Institute and Royal Patron, the Intelligence Services toured the set of the 25th James Bond Film to celebrate the contribution the franchise has made to the British film industry. (Photo by Niklas Halle'n - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
IVER HEATH, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Prince Charles (R), Prince of Wales meets British actor Daniel Craig as he tours the set of the 25th James Bond Film at Pinewood Studios on June 20, 2019 in Iver Heath, England. The Prince of Wales, Patron, The British Film Institute and Royal Patron, the Intelligence Services toured the set of the 25th James Bond Film to celebrate the contribution the franchise has made to the British film industry. (Photo by Niklas Halle'n - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Charles (R), Prince of Wales meets British actor Daniel Craig as he tours the set of the 25th James Bond Film at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, west of London, on June 20, 2019. - The Prince of Wales, Patron, The British Film Institute and Royal Patron, the Intelligence Services toured the set of the 25th James Bond Film to celebrate the contribution the franchise has made to the British film industry. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
IVER HEATH, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Prince Charles (L), Prince of Wales speaks with British actor Daniel Craig as he tours the set of the 25th James Bond Film at Pinewood Studios on June 20, 2019 in Iver Heath, England. The Prince of Wales, Patron, The British Film Institute and Royal Patron, the Intelligence Services toured the set of the 25th James Bond Film to celebrate the contribution the franchise has made to the British film industry. (Photo by Niklas Halle'n - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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But the fun didn’t end there. The 70-year-old heir to the throne was also photographed listening and watching monitors alongside actress Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) as production got underway.

Notably absent during the visit was Craig’s boot and crutches, which he’s been photographed using following his ankle injury in May, which forced him to undergo surgery and delayed the film’s production.   

Although not present during Charles’ visit, Oscar winner Rami Malek also appears in the film as the iconic franchise's latest villain.

As for the plot of the movie, it will follow 007 as he comes out of retirement to help a friend.

"Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica," the film's press release reads. "His peace is short-lived when his old friend, Felix Leiter, from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology."

See more photos from the set visit down below:

Bond 25 will arrive in theaters on April 8, 2020.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 14: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves Kensington Palace to attend Prince Charles, Prince of Wales' 70th birthday party at Buckingham Palace on November 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Buckingham Palace in London for the Prince of Wales' 70th birthday party, in London, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 14: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (earring detail) leaves Kensington Palace to attend Prince Charles, Prince of Wales' 70th birthday party at Buckingham Palace on November 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 14: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (earring detail) leaves Kensington Palace to attend Prince Charles, Prince of Wales' 70th birthday party at Buckingham Palace on November 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Buckingham Palace in London for the Prince of Wales' 70th birthday party, in London, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Buckingham Palace in London for the Prince of Wales' 70th birthday party, in London, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (Nick Ansell/PA via AP)
Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, center, arrive at Buckingham Palace in London for the Prince of Wales' 70th birthday party, in London, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
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