Mourning for the Queen: Paddington Bear thanks Queen Elizabeth II († 96)

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Writed by - Andy Gocker
 A Paddington Bear toy and marmalade sandwich is left amongst flowers and tributes outside the Palace of Holyroodhouse, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, in Edinburgh, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longes
The death of Queen Elizabeth II moved the whole world. © AP, Jane Barlow

The death of Queen Elizabeth II moved the whole world. In addition to numerous heads of state and government, celebrities and Hollywood stars, there was a particularly touching farewell greeting from the animal kingdom: from Paddington Bear!

Two British icons: Paddington bear says goodbye to the Queen

This friendship is a very special one! Most recently, Paddington Bear starred alongside the Queen in a short film released to celebrate Elizabeth II's 70th jubilee earlier this year. Now the bear with the red hat, blue coat and a fondness for jam sandwiches has thanked Queen Elizabeth II 'for everything' on Twitter. On the official Twitter account, the little bear writes: 'Thank you Ma'am, for everything.'

The Peruvian bear has had close ties to the Queen since the hilarious sketch the two performed together to celebrate the platinum anniversary a few months ago.

Paddington is a gift to Prince William

Two days after the Queen's death, William and Harry and their wives visited Windsor Castle. While William and Kate spoke to the grieving fans, a young girl presented the prince with a Paddington Bear toy. The newly appointed Prince of Wales then points to the other tributes that have been laid and asks where to put his new gift. 'Should it go there or should I keep it?' he can be heard asking. The young Royal fan decides that William should keep the gift as her father tells him: 'Both, maybe you'll give it to your kids'. And that's exactly what Prince William did. In a sweet moment, he tells the young girl that he wants to give it to his eldest son. 'I might give it to George, thank you very much,' Prince William can be heard saying. What a lovely gesture! (cba)

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