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“Thank you Ma’am, for everything”: British Icon Paddington Sends Heartfelt Message As Queen Elizabeth II Passes Away at 96

Paddington Sends Heartfelt Message As Queen Elizabeth II

Earlier today news broke out suggesting a growing concern towards Queen Elizabeth II and her deteriorating health. Much to the dismay of many, the Queen has met her demise, as per the official announcement made by The Royal Family on Twitter. With an array of condolences swarming the realm of the Internet, one iconic character’s heartfelt message has deeply moved everyone.

The late Queen with Paddington Bear
The late Queen with Paddington Bear

Paddington, created by British author Michael Bond, is a much-celebrated fictional bear. In the wake of her passing, the official Twitter account dedicated to Paddington Bear tweeted an earnest response, expressing his gratitude for the United Kingdom monarch.

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Paddington Bear Conveys Sincere Condolences

Queen Elizabeth II, who unfortunately passed away at the age of 96 on September 8th, is receiving sincere appreciation and condolences from notable, famed figures. Expressing his remorse, Paddington Bear tweeted the following:

When it comes to the origins of Paddington Bear, he was created by Thomas Michael Bond, when he witnessed a lonesome teddy bear, on Christmas Eve in 1956, placed on the shelf of a shop at Paddington Station in London. This bear was later bought by the writer as a gift to his wife. This bear served as an inspiration to Bond, who immediately started working on a story. This imaginative and emotional endeavor gave birth to Paddington’s first appearance in the book, A Bear Called Paddington.

Paddington (2014) expresses gratitude for Queen Elizabeth
Paddington (2014)

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Since then, television adaptations and films have been made surrounding the beloved bear. He has and will remain, one of the most well-known and well-received characters in children’s books. The extent of his popularity and the reverence he has received from children and adults alike can be substantiated when we look at how he has a statue dedicated to him at Paddington Station.

His emotional response to Queen Elizabeth’s passing has taken many people by surprise.

Queen Elizabeth II and Paddington Bear

Queen Elizabeth
The late Queen Elizabeth II

The two had their fair share of history. The beloved character joined the late Queen at the Platinum Jubilee celebration which occurred this year, to mark the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years of reign. A pre-recorded sketch, featuring Paddington and the late Queen having tea and a marmalade sandwich at Buckingham Palace, reaped laughter and amusement from many when it was first shown.

The video has become further memorable after Paddington’s tweet, as he made a callback to what he had stated to the Queen in the sketch, where he thanked her for “everything.” His sentimental tribute has made many folks on the Internet emotional.

The video with Paddington and the late Queen
The video with Paddington and the late Queen

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As people mourn the Queen’s death, a statement from Buckingham Palace mentioned how the late Queen experienced a peaceful passing at Balmoral, Scotland. Accordingly, it expressed, “The King and The Queen’s Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.” 

The members of the Royal Family have arrived at Balmoral to mourn the Queen’s passing. On the other hand, many notable celebrities continue to express their gratitude and appreciation for the United Kingdom monarch.

Source: Twitter

Written by Debdipta Bhattacharya

Always having had a deep fascination for content creation and pop-culture, Debdipta joined as a writer at FandomWire in 2022. Currently pursuing an undergraduate Mass Communication degree, Debdipta enjoys the intricacies of cinema and film-making, with a year of screenwriting experience to account for. Besides her knack for writing, she's also an avid reader, a connoisseur of music across all genres, and a die-hard fan of Charlie Kaufman.