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Wearing her iconic blue duffel coat, Paddington Bear sat down with Queen Elizabeth II for tea at Buckingham Palace as part of the Platinum Anniversary Celebrations celebrating her 70th year on the throne.
It was a meeting of the times, and it did not take long before the duo realized they had something in common. The polite bear puts a teapot down and offers the queen a jam sandwich, which was tucked deep inside his red-shaded hat.
“I always have one in case of emergency,” he tells her.
She opens a black handbag and also pulls out a sandwich.
“I do too,” she says. “I’m keeping mine in here.”
Paddington gasps, his eyes widening.
“Until later,” says the queen.
The Queen’s meeting with Paddington was shown to a crowd of thousands outside Buckingham Palace to open a concert to celebrate the Queen. The short video was met laughter and applause from the crowd, according to The Associated Press.
The sketch was just part of the multi-day celebration. Festivities included the Queen’s birthday parade, musical performances and performances by Prince Charles and Prince William.
The Queen, who is 96, did not attend in person. The palace cited “episodic mobility issues,” according to the AP.
Paddington Bear joins Queen Elizabeth for tea to celebrate platinum anniversary: NPR
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