A newly launched picture reveals 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 exterior Buckingham Palace by mourners paying their respects to the Queen following her demise final month.
The Palace mentioned the teddies had been collected and professionally cleaned earlier than they’re delivered to Barnardo’s youngsters’s companies 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 in the course of 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 exterior royal residences following her demise in September.
The Queen handed the patronage of Barnardo’s to Camilla in 2016, who was then the Duchess of Cornwall.
Barnardo’s chief government Lynn Perry mentioned: “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was Barnardo’s patron for over 30 years, and we’re honoured to have the ability to give houses to the teddies that folks left in her reminiscence.
“We promise to take care of these bears who will likely be well-loved and convey 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 weak youngsters and younger individuals within the UK in order that we are able to proceed to assist them by means of our very important companies.”
Tom Jarvis, director of parks on the Royal Parks charity, mentioned: “Over the previous couple of weeks, we’ve been searching for a becoming and acceptable use for the a whole lot of teddy bears that have been left in Inexperienced Park and Hyde Park to honour the Queen.
“We’re delighted that the teddy bears will now convey pleasure and luxury to a whole lot of kids supported by Barnardo’s.”
The bears have been being “properly taken care of” on the Palace, Clarence Home and within the Royal Parks nursery in Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace mentioned.
Following the Queen’s demise, 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 virtually 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.