In the scene in the throne room, just after the wedding, the US Ambassador is introduced as "Cassius Clay". That is the birth name of boxer Muhammad Ali
who defeated Henry Cooper
, the man who played John Gully MP, the boxer. See more
So, the last thing I have to tell you young fellows is this: play up and play the game, honor your queen and country, mind what your masters tell you, say your prayers each night, keep your minds and your bodies clean, take a cold bath each day, and you'll find you can always look the world in the eye like an English gentleman. Now my lads, I'm just a simple soldier. Yes, I am though. But I tell you if you follow these rules, then when the last roll call comes, you'll be able to go...