Britain’s longest-reigning Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, after ruling for 70 years. She was 96 years old.
According to The Evening Standard newspaper, during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, tributes were paid to the Queen in reference to her conversation with Paddington Bear, a much-loved fictional character.
Platinum Jubilee was this year’s international celebration to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne on 6 February 1952.
In a video broadcast by the BBC in June this year, Bear was shown with the late Queen for tea at Buckingham Palace.
Bear said in the video, “Thank you for having me. I hope you have a lovely birthday.”
In the video, Maharani and Beer Murabba were seen expressing their love for sandwiches. Earlier, the Queen had said that this sandwich was kept in her bag.
On Thursday, shortly after Buckingham Palace announced the Queen’s death, Paddington’s official Twitter account posted a tweet that read, “Thank you madam, for everything.”