UK royals donate Paddingtons to child’s charity

Extra than 1,000 Paddingtons and different teddy bears left by mourners following Queen Elizabeth II’s dying are being donated to a number one youngsters’s charity, Buckingham Palace mentioned Saturday. Barnardo’s will obtain the professionally cleaned toys within the coming weeks after they had been left exterior royal residences in London and Windsor, together with a sea of flowers, after Elizabeth died on September 8.

The late monarch was patron to Barnardo’s for 3 a long time, the UK charity’s chief government Lynn Perry mentioned. “We promise to take care of these bears who will likely be well-loved and produce pleasure to the youngsters we help,” she mentioned in a palace assertion.

On this file photograph a Paddington Bear teddy bear is pictured with floral tributes in Inexperienced Park, close to Buckingham Palace, in London. – AFP

Paddington Bear grew to become synonymous with Elizabeth at a “Platinum Social gathering” in early June celebrating her record-breaking 70 years on the throne. The occasion and live performance memorably kicked off with the queen interacting with a computer-generated Paddington, tapping the beat to Queen’s “We Will Rock You” on her teacup. London’s Royal Parks service has mentioned in the meantime that the numerous flowers left final month had been to be composted down for re-use in planting tasks. – AFP



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