Paddington Bear Is Getting the Royal Treatment at the Palace — and a Tea Party with Queen Camilla!

Paddington Bear Is Getting the Royal Treatment at the Palace — and a Tea Party with Queen Camilla!

Paddington Bear is feeling right at home at Buckingham Palace.

Following Queen Elizabeth's death in September, over 1,000 Paddington Bear teddies were left outside royal residences by mourners in tribute to the late monarch. The teddy bears became a touching symbol for the Queen following her death, which came just a few months after she appeared in a sketch alongside the animated bear during her Platinum Jubilee in June.

Palace staffers collected the bears and have since kept them at the palace. They will now be donated to Barnardo's children's services — and some will be personally delivered by Queen Camilla!

Paddington Bear and other teddy bears enjoying their stay at Buckingham Palace and Clarence House
Paddington Bear and other teddy bears enjoying their stay at Buckingham Palace and Clarence House

Buckingham Palace

Next Thursday, the Queen Consort will attend a special teddy bears picnic, featuring some of the stars of the Paddington movies. During the event, Camilla will hand out Paddington Bear teddies and other stuffed toys that were left as tributes to Queen Elizabeth to a group of kindergarteners.

Ahead of the event, the palace released a set of charming images of the bears having the run of the palace! The teddies are shown sliding down the grand staircase banister and lounging on the velvet-covered chairs. An adorable video also shows them getting an all-important spruce-up ahead of next week's party.

Paddington Bear and other teddy bears enjoying their stay at Buckingham Palace and Clarence House
Paddington Bear and other teddy bears enjoying their stay at Buckingham Palace and Clarence House

Buckingham Palace

The kindergarten is run by Barnardo's in Bow in east London. Camilla, 75, took over the patronage of the children's charity from the late Queen in 2016.

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Paddington Bear and other teddy bears enjoying their stay at Buckingham Palace and Clarence House
Paddington Bear and other teddy bears enjoying their stay at Buckingham Palace and Clarence House

Buckingham Palace

At the royal tea party, which takes place on November 24, Paddington film cast members Hugh Bonneville and Madeleine Harris (Mr. Brown and Judy Brown respectively) and the daughter of Paddington author Michael Bond Karen Jankel, for whom the original stories were written, will join the party. Bonneville will read the story Paddington Takes A Bath to the children.

Paddington Bear and other teddy bears enjoying their stay at Buckingham Palace and Clarence House
Paddington Bear and other teddy bears enjoying their stay at Buckingham Palace and Clarence House

Buckingham Palace

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"Those involved in the project hope the teddy bears will be much loved for many years to come by children supported by Barnardo's, whilst understanding the story behind the bears and how they came to be donated," Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

Paddington Bear and other teddy bears enjoying their stay at Buckingham Palace and Clarence House
Paddington Bear and other teddy bears enjoying their stay at Buckingham Palace and Clarence House

Buckingham Palace

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY / THE PHOTOGRAPH SHALL NOT BE USED AFTER SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30th 2022.)(Copyright vests with Getty Images and publications are asked to credit Chris Jackson/Getty Images. The photograph is available via Getty Images. All terms of release must be adhered to. The photograph has been distributed with permission from Royal Communications. The photograph is being made available by way of licence on condition that the photograph shall be solely for news editorial use only, no charge should be made for the supply, release or publication of the photograph, there shall be no commercial use whatsoever of the photograph - including any use in merchandising, advertising or any other non-editorial use, the image must not be digitally enhanced, manipulated or modified in any manner or form. THE PHOTOGRAPH SHALL NOT BE USED AFTER SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30th 2022.).In this handout image issued by Buckingham Palace, Camilla, Queen Consort, poses with a collection of Paddington cuddly toys in the Morning Room at Clarence House, on the 64th anniversary of the publication of the first Paddington bear book, on October 13, 2022 in London, England. Over 1,000 Paddington and teddy bears, left at at Royal Residences as tributes to Queen Elizabath, will be donated to Barnado's charity. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY / THE PHOTOGRAPH SHALL NOT BE USED AFTER SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30th 2022.)(Copyright vests with Getty Images and publications are asked to credit Chris Jackson/Getty Images. The photograph is available via Getty Images. All terms of release must be adhered to. The photograph has been distributed with permission from Royal Communications. The photograph is being made available by way of licence on condition that the photograph shall be solely for news editorial use only, no charge should be made for the supply, release or publication of the photograph, there shall be no commercial use whatsoever of the photograph - including any use in merchandising, advertising or any other non-editorial use, the image must not be digitally enhanced, manipulated or modified in any manner or form. THE PHOTOGRAPH SHALL NOT BE USED AFTER SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30th 2022.).In this handout image issued by Buckingham Palace, Camilla, Queen Consort, poses with a collection of Paddington cuddly toys in the Morning Room at Clarence House, on the 64th anniversary of the publication of the first Paddington bear book, on October 13, 2022 in London, England. Over 1,000 Paddington and teddy bears, left at at Royal Residences as tributes to Queen Elizabath, will be donated to Barnado's charity. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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Paddington Bear was center stage at the Jubilee when the late Queen pulled off a tremendous surprise when she joined the famous book and film character in a hilarious skit that saw the monarch hosting the bear for tea — and revealing what she keeps in her trusty handbag: a marmalade sandwich!