Paddington Bear opens and Queen rocks at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Party at the Palace!

The Queen with Paddington Bear at the Platinum Jubilee Party. Photo: BBC

Adam Lambert brilliantly channeled Freddie Mercury to open the Party at the Palace for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Saturday night in front of Buckingham Palace. Can there be any cooler sight than to see Brian May ascend to the top of the stage with the Palace gates in background?

Preceding Queen’s brillant effort, Her Majesty the Queen and Paddington Bear surprised viewers watching the Platinum Party at the Palace concert by sitting down together for tea in a pre-recorded video. The clip was shown on big screens to the tens of thousands watching outside the palace – and to the millions tuned in across the UK and worldwide.

The two and half minute film sees Paddington delighted to learn that The Queen shares his love of marmalade sandwiches, with the monarch even opening her handbag to reveal her very own ready-made snack inside. Paddington Bear takes tea – and marmalade – with the Queen in the Jubilee video.

At long last, the kindest, most gentle bear in the land finally gets the audience he deserves with the Queen. And, for those that might be wondering just what the Queen keeps in her handbag, now you know. Happy 70th to Her Majesty the Queen!

P.S. Anyone recognize the great Simon Farnaby (Art in The Detectorists) in the video?

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