Watch Queen Elizabeth’s short film with Paddington Bear
Queen Elizabeth was not expected to appear in person at tonight’s Platinum Party at the Palace, a special concert taking place outside Buckingham Palace in honor of her 70th year on the throne, but it doesn’t mean she didn’t make her presence known at the event.
Ahead of performances, a special clip was released, featuring the Queen having tea with British icon Paddington Bear.
In the sweet clip (which can be viewed above), Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw) is having tea with the Queen, and he offers her a marmalade sandwich, which he had stored in his signature red hat.
“I always keep one for emergencies,” says the beloved children’s book and movie character. To which the British monarch replies “Me too” and pulls out her own snack from her top-handle bag. “I’m saving mine here…for later,” she said, smiling.
After panning in front of a crowd of adoring fans, the clip shows Paddington raising his hat and wishing the Queen a happy jubilee and saying “thank you for everything”.
Per Deadline, the footage was “kept under wraps for months” and although the above clip which is now featured on the Royal Family’s YouTube page is just one minute long, a longer two-minute footage and half aired during the concert prior to a performance by Queen (the band). Watch the full movie here:
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Per Deadline, Buckingham Palace released a statement on the short which read: “Her Majesty is well known for her sense of humor so it should come as no surprise that she has decided to take part in the sketch tonight. There was interest in the filming and hosting process and the opportunity to invite a famous bear for tea was just too fun to miss. Although the Queen may not attend -not being at the concert in person, she was very keen for people to understand how much it meant to her and for everyone who watched to have a good time.
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