Paddington told the Queen how he made sure he always had his favorite treat with him, just in case. The Queen responded by saying, “Me too,” before opening her famous handbag and declaring, “I keep mine here.”
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Prince George and Princess Charlotte were seen laughing at the Queen’s admission that she keeps a stash of jam sandwiches in her purse.
The royal siblings were clearly delighted with the revelation the monarch made during a surprise comic appearance with Paddington Bear.
The monarch and the famous bear met for a messy cream tea at Buckingham Palace in a special, secretly recorded sequence played at the Palace at the start of the televised BBC Platinum Party.
The bear in the duffle coat told the Queen how he made sure he always had his favorite treat with him, just in case, by raising his red hat to reveal his snack.
The Queen responded by saying, “Me too,” before opening her bag and declaring, “I keep mine here,” before showing off her own ready-made stash of bread and orange marmalade, adding, “For later.” “
Paddington raised an eyebrow from a servant of the palace by sipping his tea from the teapot’s spout, leaving nothing for the amused Queen, who declared, “Never mind.”
The accident-prone bear was shown causing havoc by accidentally spraying a dollop of cream from a chocolate eclair onto the servant’s face.
Congratulating the Queen on her 70th reign, the bear from darkest Peru said: “Happy anniversary ma’am. And thank you. For everything.”
The humble queen replied, “That is very kind.”
The unlikely duo then rapped the beat of the We Will Rock You anthem together on china cups with silver spoons to uniquely get the concert going.
With the two-and-a-half minute film playing at the start of the televised BBC Platinum Party at the Palace, the novel duet pounded out the rhythm for opening act Queen + Adam Lambert – who joined in on the main stage.
It brought back memories of the Queen’s James Bond sketch for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, when the monarch met 007, played by Daniel Craig, and then appeared to parachute into the stadium with the help of a body double.
Paddington and the Queen sat opposite one another in ornate chairs at a table set for afternoon tea and covered with a white linen cloth in an opulent room.
Buckingham Palace said the Queen found the opportunity to invite Paddington to tea “too fun to pass up”.
The palace said: “Her Majesty is known for her sense of humor so it should come as no surprise that she has chosen to take part in tonight’s skit.
“There was an interest in the filming and animation process and the opportunity to invite a famous bear over for tea was just too fun to pass up.
“Even though The Queen will not be attending the concert in person, she was very keen that people understood how much it meant to her and that everyone in the audience had a great time.”
The film was held under wraps by Buckingham Palace, BBC Studios and Heyday Films/StudioCanal for several months. Actor Ben Whishaw voiced Paddington, just like he did in the hit screen versions of the children’s story.
Those involved in the film, which was actually filmed at Windsor Castle, praised the Queen’s wit and warmth during filming, saying she beamed and put everyone at ease. Heyday Films’ Rosie Alison said:
“Filming Her Majesty’s Tea Party with Paddington Bear was such an emotional day for the entire crew.
“We were all in awe of the Queen’s wit, warmth and radiant aura as she patiently dealt with a polite, clumsy, but very well-meaning bear.
“Of course she beamed and put Paddington (and all of us) at ease. Capturing this beautiful encounter was an absolute pleasure and a unique privilege for the entire team.”
Created by the late British author Michael Bond, Paddington and the Queen have something in common – they both have two birthdays.
When Paddington was adopted by the Brown family, they agreed that bears “just like the Queen” have two birthdays every year.
The Queen’s actual birthday is April 21st, but she has an official one every June. Paddington’s birthdays are on June 25th and December 25th.
He has visited the Queen before – with a costumed Paddington, who went to Buckingham Palace for a children’s party full of picture-postcard characters as part of the monarch’s 80th birthday celebrations in 2006.
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