Whether it’s a royal wedding or Platinum Jubilee, it’s hard not to tune in and keep up with the crown. Despite not attending this year’s Jubilee celebrations in person, Her Majesty made her presence known with an adorable video. In the sketch, she sits down with the iconic Paddington Bear to enjoy a very British marmalade sandwich.
Paddington Bear is a fictional character in children’s literature. He first appeared in October 1958 in the children’s book, A Bear Called Paddington, and has been featured in more than twenty books written by British author Michael Bond, and illustrated by Peggy Fortnum and other artists. This year, the Queen became “the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee”, marking the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne, on 6 February 1952.
Buckingham Palace said that “Her Majesty is well known for her sense of humour, so it should be no surprise that she decided to take part”.
“There was an interest in the filming and animation process and the opportunity to invite a famous bear to tea was just too much fun to miss. While the Queen may not be attending the concert in person, she was very keen that people understood how much it meant to her and that all those watching had a great time,” the palace said in a statement.
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