After officially starting with the traditional military parade called Trooping the Color on Thursday June 2, 2022, the festivities planned as part of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of England continued. As a reminder, this special event aims to celebrate the 70 years of reign of the British monarch on the throne of the United Kingdom, which constitutes an impressive record in this area. Saturday June 4, 2022, it was the turn of the Platinum Party to take place across the Channel. To launch this great celebration, Queen Elizabeth II staged herself in a very surprising video.
As she had already been able to do with Daniel Craig in the past, who played James Bond, the British sovereign once again found herself facing a huge icon of British literature: the Paddington bear. In this famous video, we can discover the Queen of England having tea alongside the little bear cub at Buckingham Palace. While they are chatting, Paddington Bear offers him a marmalade sandwich. The queen politely refuses, explaining to him that she already has one in her bag, but that she is saving it for later.
Even stronger than in 2012 with James Bond at the London Olympics…Elizabeth II having tea with Paddington: incredible that at 96 and after 70 years of reign the Queen still manages to surprise us! ❤️ #PlatinumJubilee #PlatinumPartyatthePalace pic.twitter.com/2rsqSIyLSs
— Stefan (@sz83226) June 4, 2022
Elizabeth II facing Paddington Bear: a surprising video whose secret was well kept
Kept secret, this two and a half minute video sequence was produced by BBC Studios and Heyday Films/STUDIOCANANAL. “Filming Her Majesty’s tea party with Paddington Bear was extremely moving for the whole team. We were all in awe of the Queen’s wit, warmth and radiant aura as she patiently interacted with a polite, clumsy bear but very well intentioned. She shone and made Paddington (and all of us) very comfortable. To immortalize this beautiful meeting was an absolute joy and a unique privilege for the whole team. In the words of Paddington, ‘Happy Jubilee Madam’. And thank you. For everything,” Heyday Films’ Rosie Alison said in a statement.
“It is a great honor and a real privilege for all of us at STUDIOCANAL and Copyrights to have been able to create this special moment. A fitting tribute to Her Majesty The Queen, as the UK celebrates its Platinum Jubilee. with Her Majesty and Paddington Bear at the Palace will remain a memory we will all cherish, Her Majesty’s warmth and generosity a joy to behold.And who better to thank Her Majesty than Paddington, over tea, d marmalade toast, and a little chaos. Aunt Lucy would be proud,” added Anna Marsh, CEO of STUDIOCANAL.
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