Queen Elizabeth’s ‘Paddington Bears’ sent out of Palace

More than a thousand Paddington bears and other teddies left by the public in memory of the late Queen are to be sent to charity, Buckingham Palace says.


The toys were left at royal residences such as the palace and Windsor Castle after her death in September.


The bears have been professionally cleaned and will be delivered to the children’s charity Barnardos.


In the photo, Camilla is seen sitting on a low sofa in the Morning Room at Clarence House, surrounded by soft toys.


The picture was taken on Thursday – the 64th anniversary of the publication of the first Paddington Bear book.

Queen Elizabeth's 'Paddington Bears' sent out of Palace
The Queen passed the patronage of Barnardo’s to Camilla – who was photographed with some of the bears

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In a short film, Paddington visited Buckingham Palace for afternoon tea, during which the Queen produced a marmalade sandwich from her handbag.


It prompted mourners to leave teddy bears and even marmalade sandwiches among the floral tributes at royal palaces and parks following her death.


In 2016, the Queen passed the patronage of Barnardo’s to Camilla, who was then the Duchess of Cornwall.

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Barnardo’s chief executive Lynn Perry said: “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was Barnardo’s patron for over 30 years, and we are honoured to be able to give homes to the teddies that people left in her memory.


“We promise to look after these bears who will be well-loved and bring joy to the children we support.


“We are incredibly grateful to Her Majesty The Queen Consort for her support in helping us to raise awareness of the needs of vulnerable children and young people in the UK so that we can continue to support them through our vital services.”


Tom Jarvis, director of parks at the Royal Parks charity, said: “Over the last few weeks, we have been looking for a fitting and appropriate use for the hundreds of teddy bears that were left in Green Park and Hyde Park to honour the Queen.

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“We are delighted that the teddy bears will now bring joy and comfort to hundreds of children supported by Barnardo’s.”

Queen Elizabeth's 'Paddington Bears' sent out of Palace
The Queen offered Paddington tea and he offered her a marmalade sandwich in the sketch

He told BBC Breakfast that it was a challenge when cuddly toys were left outdoors but that the “weather was kind” during that period and his team had been able to collect all of the bears.


Buckingham Palace said the teddies had been collected with the help of shire horses and almost 200 volunteers – and were being “well looked after”.

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