Camilla pictured surrounded by Paddington Bears as tributes to Queen donated to Barnado’s | UK Information

A newly launched picture exhibits the Queen Consort surrounded by teddies to mark the donation of greater than 1,000 toy bears to the Barnardo’s youngsters’s charity.

The cuddly toys, together with many Paddington Bears, had been left outdoors Buckingham Palace by mourners paying their respects to the Queen following her dying final month.

The Palace stated the teddies had been collected and professionally cleaned earlier than they’re delivered to Barnardo’s youngsters’s providers within the coming weeks.

Within the image, Camilla sits on a low couch within the Morning Room at Clarence Home sporting a navy blue gown with white stitching, surrounded by toy bears.

It was taken on Thursday – the sixty fourth anniversary of the publication of the primary Paddington Bear e-book.

In a much-loved TV sketch throughout the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, Elizabeth II had tea at Buckingham Palace with the favored youngsters’s character the place she dug out a marmalade sandwich from her well-known purse.

It prompted members of the general public to go away teddy bears, and fairly a number of marmalade sandwiches, among the many floral tributes which amassed outdoors royal residences following her dying in September.

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The Queen handed the patronage of Barnardo’s to Camilla in 2016, who was then the Duchess of Cornwall.

Barnardo’s chief govt Lynn Perry stated: “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was Barnardo’s patron for over 30 years, and we’re honoured to have the ability to give properties to the teddies that individuals left in her reminiscence.

“We promise to take care of these bears who will likely be well-loved and produce pleasure to the youngsters we assist.

“We’re extremely grateful to Her Majesty The Queen Consort for her assist in serving to us to boost consciousness of the wants of susceptible youngsters and younger individuals within the UK in order that we are able to proceed to assist them by means of our very important providers.”

A Paddington Bear toy and marmalade sandwich is left amongst flowers and tributes outside the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. Picture date: Saturday September 10, 2022.
A Paddington Bear toy and marmalade sandwich amongst floral tributes outdoors the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Tom Jarvis, director of parks on the Royal Parks charity, stated: “Over the previous couple of weeks, we’ve been on the lookout for a becoming and applicable use for the tons of of teddy bears that had been left in Inexperienced Park and Hyde Park to honour the Queen.

“We’re delighted that the teddy bears will now carry pleasure and luxury to tons of of kids supported by Barnardo’s.”

The bears had been being “properly taken care of” on the Palace, Clarence Home and within the Royal Parks nursery in Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace stated.

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Following the Queen’s dying, the Royal Parks charity, which manages the designated London tribute web site in Inexperienced Park, urged well-wishers to not go away teddy bears, balloons, or lit candles.

With the assistance of shire horses and nearly 200 volunteers, the charity started gathering tributes from Inexperienced Park and Hyde Park late final month after the nationwide interval of mourning – with the toys collected then additionally set to be cleaned and donated to Barnardo’s.

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