Queen Elizabeth II: Sweet stage directions for Paddington Bear sketch

Sweet behind-the-scenes detail revealed: Queen Elizabeth II (1026-2022) brilliantly mastered her leading role in the Paddington Bear sketch on the occasion of her platinum anniversary.

Queen Elizabeth II: Sweet stage directions for Paddington Bear sketch

Sweet behind-the-scenes detail revealed: Queen Elizabeth II (1026-2022) brilliantly mastered her leading role in the Paddington Bear sketch on the occasion of her platinum anniversary. But a little trick was necessary, as Paddington author Simon Farnaby (50) revealed in the podcast “RHLSTP with Richard Herring”.

Farnaby, who also played the role of the butler in the surprise sketch that premiered at the palace during the four-day celebrations of the Queen's 70th reign in June 2022, said that the monarch used the line "So do I" during filming " (German: "I'll do that too") didn't get it quite right. The Queen gave this answer in the two-and-a-half minute pre-recorded sketch as Paddington Bear pulled a jam sandwich out of his hat and the monarch pulled the same out of her black handbag.

"The director came in, Adam, a nice guy: 'Ma'am, couldn't you be a little gentler?' And she was so sweet and said, 'I'm so sorry - yes, of course,'" Farnaby recalled on the podcast. "He said, 'As if you were talking to your grandchildren.' She said, 'Oh, of course'. After that she managed it.

In addition to her duties as Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, Elizabeth was also "grandma" to eight grandchildren - Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Earl of Wessex - and later also great-grandmother or "Gan-Gan" of Peter, Zara, William, Harry, Beatrice and Eugenie's children.

In the sketch "Paddington Meets the Queen", the monarch sat with the popular children's book character over a cup of tea and a few jam sandwiches. The parody even surprised her family when it opened the concert celebrating her 70-year reign.

At the BAFTA TV Awards 2023 in May, the sketch was awarded the P

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth on September 8, 2022, more than 1,000 Paddington Bear teddies were placed outside royal residences by mourners to honor the late monarch. A few days later, Buckingham Palace, the Royal Parks and children's charity Barnado's announced that the bears would be professionally cleaned and donated to children's charity Barnado's.

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