The Queen’s humour shines in this Platinum Jubilee short with famed children’s character Paddington Bear.
As flags flew at half-staff and crowds gathered to mourn, there was one other special tribute from a friend of the late Queen Elizabeth.
Paddington Bear, who starred with the Queen in a special short film to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, gave a brief but poignant message for his dining companion on Twitter.
“Thank you, Ma’am, for everything,” the message read, reprising his closing remarks from the short.
The two and half minute video sequence was originally shown on BBC as part of the Jubilee celebrations. Ben Whishaw voices Paddington, as he does in the movies. Watch the video below.
The video saw Paddington delighted to learn that The Queen shares his love of marmalade sandwiches, with the Queen opening her iconic handbag to reveal her very own ready-made supply of Paddington’s bread and orange preserve staple inside.
As the beloved bear shows Her Majesty what he hides underneath his hat, the Queen confirms “So do I,” before prising open her bag and remarking “I keep mine in here.”
Writers : Frank Cottrell BoyceJon FosterJames Lamont
Stars : Simon FarnabyQueen Elizabeth IIBen Whishaw(voice)
The beginning of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert, intro with Paddington Bear and Queen with Adam Lambert playing “We Will Rock You”