The actress said she felt “proud” to be a part of the iconic franchise and described it as a “dream come true”.
Belluci – who wowed in a plunging green Ralph & Russo dress which she teamed with Chopard jewellery – said she was feeling “very emotional”.
The 47-year-old actor looked suitably dapper in a black suit and bow tie as he signed autographs and posed for selfies with thousands of fans – some of which had travelled across the globe to catch a glimpse of the 007 agent.
Craig said he was “very excited” to be at the event and told host Rick Edwards: “I hate watching myself on screen, but I love playing James Bond.” The actor was joined Prince Harry, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and French actress Seydoux – who plays Madeline Swann, the daughter of Bond’s arch nemesis – looked more golden girl than Bond girl as she posed in a shimmering gold backless gown.
Host Susanna Reid looked stunning in a silver dress with faux fur sleeves as she arrived on the red carpet in a vintage car with her co-host David Walliams who was channelling his inner Bond in a white suit.
The screenplay for the brand new Bond film has been written by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth while Michael G.
Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are executive producers.
“I was very lucky because this James Bond was Daniel Craig so it was a beautiful experience,” she said.
Hinx played by Dave Bautista, who described his character as “ominously bad” were out in force.
Bill Tanner actor Rory Kinnear, Q actor Ben Whishaw and Max Denbigh actor Andrew Scott were also in attendance.
Touching upon the rumour of Spectre being his last film as 007, Daniel Craig told Capital FM just what he thought of Nialler filling his shiny shoes: "Absolutely fabulous," he said.
“Daniel Craig is such a gentleman – not just as James Bond – but in real life.” They were joined by Miss Moneypenny actress Naomie Harris who made sure to stand out in an orange gown.Two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz, who plays Oberhauser, Ralph Fiennes who has reprised his role as M, and deadly henchman Mr.