Queen Camilla enjoys marmalade sandwich during special nursery visit to re-home Paddington Bears

Camilla, Queen Consort sampled some marmalade sandwiches as she was joined by Paddington actor, Hugh Bonneville for a special Barnado's nursery visit

Camilla, Queen Consort smiles as she holds a Paddington Bear toy and attends a special teddy bears picnic at a Barnardo's Nursery in Bow on November 24, 2022 in London, England
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Camilla has delighted royal fans by personally delivering some of the 1000 Paddington Bears, left in tribute to the Queen, to a Barnado’s nursery.

After delighting royal fans with an update on how the Paddington Bears, left in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, were enjoying their stay at Buckingham Palace, the Queen Consort has personally delivered the teddies to a Barnado’s Nursery in east London. During the adorable visit, she was joined by one of the stars of the beloved Paddington movies, and even sampled a marmalade sandwich!

Following the Queen’s state funeral, the royal family announced that all 1,000 bears, left outside the royal households - in reference to the late monarch Jubilee Paddington skit, would be donated to children’s charity, Barnado’s. 

After sharing two cute updates on the bears, which were kept at Buckingham Palace and Clarence House for the last three months, they have now been rehomed with Camilla delivering some herself.

The Queen Consort was joined by actor Hugh Bonneville - known best for playing Mr. Brown in Paddington, as she handed out the bears at Bow Nursery in east London. Each bear was professionally cleaned before donation and carried a special label around their necks that read: “This special teddy bear was left at a royal park or residence in memory of Queen Elizabeth II.”

During her visit, the 75-year-old sat in on a special story time from Bonneville, who read: ‘Paddington takes a bath’ – reflective of the bears’ to the nursery children and even joined in on a special teddy bear picnic, where she sampled a marmalade sandwich (famously Paddington Bear’s favorite snack). 

Camilla, Queen Consort eats a sandwich as she attends a special teddy bears picnic at a Barnardo's Nursery in Bow on November 24, 2022 in London, England.

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According to OK, before leaving Camilla had a special message for the new Paddington owners, she said, “It has been a pleasure to find a home for these bears – please look after them carefully.”

The sweet visit warmed the hearts of royal fans, who flocked to Instagram to comment on a carousel of pictures shared from the day. One wrote, “This is going to be one of my favorite moments of the whole year 😍😍😍 All of these happy children's eyes, so heartwarming and wonderful.”

Another added, “Camilla AND Hugh Bonneville...two of my favorites in the same place.”

While a third remarked, “How wonderful, so lovely that all the Paddingtons have found new homes ❤️.”

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.