Paddington Bear Will Have Tea with Another Queen Next Week

Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee was memorable for a lot of reasons, but one of the most talked-about moments was a video of her having tea with Paddington Bear. It’s just been announced that another queen will be spending time with the beloved children’s book character: Queen Consort Camilla Parker-Bowles. 

Paddington Bear And Queen Elizabeth’s Tea Party

Paddington and Queen Elizabeth shared tea and marmalade sandwiches in a video that quickly became viral. People around the globe reflected on their time together after she died just months after her Jubilee. 

After her passing, many people left tributes to Buckingham Palace, including flowers and signs. However, some left Paddington bears, Paddington bears and marmalade sandwiches. Royal Parks recently revealed where these stuffed animals will go. 

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What happened to the Teddy Bears?

“After being carefully sorted by Royal Parks nursery staff and volunteers, the bears were cleaned and scrubbed up to look their best for the next stage of their journey—a stopover at Buckingham Palace and Clarence House,” The company announced the news via Instagram. 

The conversation continued “Next week, The Queen Consort will join a special teddy bears picnic to introduce the bears to their new families.” Video of the Teddy Bears being collected, washed and taken to Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and another royal residence. 

The bears then spend time at the royal residences. “doing some light reading at Clarence House and exploring the Buckingham Palace State Rooms,” As well “waiting to be introduced to their new families by The Queen Consort.”

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Where will these adorable teddy bears go? Barnardos, a children’s charity Queen Elizabeth served as patron of until 2016, when Queen Consort Camilla took over. The royal family’s Twitter account posted a photo of her posing with some of the 1,000 bears left behind by mourners. 

“Absolutely wonderful, what a truly marvellous thing to do!” someone commented on the Royal Parks’ video. “Well done to everyone involved!” One other wrote: “What a heartwarming story. Very appreciative gesture of goodwill and love.” 

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Many others praised Queen Camilla for taking up the challenge. “I think this is really really lovely!” Someone wrote. “The Queen Consort has a lovely touch.” One more comment: “What a LOVELY way to remember our late Queen. Excellent project for Camilla to oversee in continuity.”

The joy of seeing the new home for the beloved teddy bears that were left by mourners of the death Queen Elizabeth is spreading around the globe!

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