The Queen’s great-grandchildren delight at her having tea with Paddington Bear

By Reuters + Staff

Princess Charlotte and Prince George can't believe their luck as they watch Paddington Bear and HM The Queen
Princess Charlotte and Prince George can't believe their luck as they watch Paddington Bear and HM The Queen
The concert held outside Buckingham Palace on Saturday to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee kicked off with a comic sketch of the 96-year-old monarch having tea with Paddington Bear.
In the clip, the Queen told Paddington she always kept the Bear’s favourite – a marmalade sandwich – in her ever-present handbag.

The opening video with the fictional character had echoes of 2012 when the queen appeared with Britain’s most famous fictional spy, James Bond, in a video for the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.

A palace spokesman said: “The opportunity to invite a famous bear to tea was just too much fun to miss.”

Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge watch Paddington Bear and HM The Queen on screen during the Platinum Party at the Palace in front of Buckingham Palace on June 04, 2022 in London, England.

However, Elizabeth was not present for Saturday’s festivities, which were among a number of Jubilee events she has missed due to “episodic mobility problems” that have caused her to cancel engagements recently.

Her great-grandchildren, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were delighted by the sketch. 

Buckingham Palace issued a statement on the short film which reads: “Her Majesty is well known for her sense of humour, so it should be no surprise that she decided to take part in tonight’s sketch. 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.”

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