The editor of The Oldie and former editor of Private Eye was unimpressed by the sequence, the Evening Standard reports.
"I think the Queen made a great mistake when she agreed to do that stunt with Daniel Craig," Ingrams said.
"What can she and her advisers have been thinking of? It was very undignified for an 86-year-old woman.
"I noticed that when she appeared in the stadium she didn't look amused. Quite right, too. She'd been taken for a ride."
He added: "The whole thing was like a giant nativity play with everyone grabbing their bit of the limelight. There was that awful Mr Bean, who is symptomatic of what's wrong with the country.
"And those people in silly top hats and false beards. People around the world must have wondered what on earth was going on."
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