Two British icons got here collectively for teatime in a brand new quick movie launched in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. Within the quick movie, which aired at first of the Platinum Occasion on the Palace live performance, the queen is joined by none apart from Paddington Bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw, simply as he’s within the “Paddington” movies) for a spot of tea and an orange marmalade sandwich. The monarch and the cute bear immediately bond when the queen reveals that she too retains a marmalade sandwich on her particular person always simply in case of a hunger-related emergency.
“Maybe you want to a marmalade sandwich? I at all times maintain one for emergencies,” Paddington asks the queen earlier than producing a sandwich from his hat. A lot to his delight, the queen reveals she retains her sandwich in her purse. “So do I,” the queen responds as she pulls her personal sandwich from her bag. “I maintain mine in right here . . . for later.”
From there, the clip turns right into a tearjerker as Paddington thanks the queen for her 70 years of service. “Joyful Jubilee, ma’am,” he says with a tip of his hat. “Thanks for all the pieces.”
In line with Deadline, the clip has been stored secret for months by Buckingham Palace, the BBC (the place it aired within the UK), and Studiocanal. “Her Majesty is well-known for her sense of humour, so it ought to be no shock that she determined to participate in tonight’s sketch,” Buckingham Palace mentioned in a press release. “There was an curiosity within the filming and animation course of and the chance to ask a well-known bear to tea was simply an excessive amount of enjoyable to overlook. Whereas The Queen might not be attending the live performance in particular person, she was very eager that folks understood how a lot it meant to her and that every one these watching had a good time.”
Rosie Alison, head of improvement at Heyday Movies (a coproducer on “Paddington”), revealed that filming the quick was an unforgettable expertise for everybody concerned. “Filming Her Majesty’s tea occasion with Paddington Bear was such an emotional day for your entire crew,” she mentioned in a press release. “All of us have been in awe of the Queen’s wit, heat and radiant aura as she patiently engaged with a well mannered, clumsy however very well-intentioned bear. After all, she shone, and put Paddington (and all of us) comfy. Capturing this beautiful encounter was an absolute pleasure and distinctive privilege for the entire crew. In Paddington’s phrases, ‘Joyful Jubilee Ma’am. And thanks. For all the pieces.'”
As a consequence of mobility points, the 96-year-old monarch has been unable to attend all the Platinum Jubilee occasions. After showing on the balcony at Trooping the Color on June 2, the queen sat out the Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral on June 3 and the Platinum Occasion on the Palace on June 4. Nonetheless, despite the fact that she couldn’t attend the live performance, her charming quick movie with Paddington ensured she was there in spirit — and delighted followers of the beloved bear within the course of.