Paddington Bear has shared a moving callback to his “sweet” platinum anniversary scene with Queen Elizabeth II following her death.
Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday (September 8th) that the Queen had died peacefully in Balmoral, aged 96.
The entertainment world paid tribute to the monarch, and one came in the form of the fictional bear she shared the screen with at the Palace’s Platinum Party just three months ago.
During the BBC event, viewers were shown a recorded segment of the Queen playing herself opposite Paddington Bear, voiced by Ben Whishaw.
Similar to the segment she filmed alongside Daniel Craig’s James Bond for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, this new clip saw the Queen demonstrate her acting skills to the CGI character.
The clip – which also starred actor Simon Farnaby as Barry the Security Guard – saw Paddington have a lunch of jam sandwiches with Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace.
He ended up wishing the Queen a “happy anniversary,” saying, “Thank you ma’am for everything.”
Paddington used those words again, but this time in a tribute to the Queen shared on the character’s official Twitter account.
After the Queen’s death, people also remember her famous sketch at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, in which she starred alongside James Bond actor Daniel Craig.
The Queen’s son, the Prince of Wales, automatically succeeds her as king, ruling over the United Kingdom and more than a dozen Commonwealth countries – a role the 73-year-old has spent his life preparing for.
Clarence House has confirmed that Charles will be known as King Charles III.
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