Comedy Anniversary Break
The Queen filming a video with Paddington Bear

Animals visit Queen Elizabeth II before the party for the platinum throne anniversary, the 96-year-old delights her fans with a little bit of comedy. She even gave guest star Paddington Bear a glimpse of her handbag.

Queen Elizabeth II opened the platinum jubilee gala on Saturday (4 June) alongside another British icon: Paddington Bear. The Queen showcased her comedic and acting talents in a pre-recorded skit that was said to have been broadcast for attendees at the Buckingham Palace gala in London.

The Queen and Paddington’s bear meet in the clip for tea that the bear drinks straight from the pot. Paddington then offers, “You’d probably like a jam sandwich,” and pulls one out of his hat. “I always have one for emergencies.” “Me, too. I’ll keep me here for later,” replied the Queen, and pulls a sandwich out of her famous purse. “Happy memory, madam,” said Paddington at the end. “And thanks for everything.” The Queen replied, “That’s very nice.”

“Her Majesty is known for her sense of humor, so it is no wonder that she has decided to take part in a skit tonight,” a palace spokesperson said of the comedy, according to People. The opportunity to “invite a famous bear for tea” was too fun to miss.

Good evening, Mr. Bond.

The Queen actually made a celebrity acting appearance at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. A skit, watched by over a billion TV viewers worldwide, was staged before the Queen arrived at the Olympic Stadium. Viewers saw Daniel Craig, aka 007, arrive at Buckingham Palace, and Elizabeth II greeted him with the words, “Good evening, Mr. Bond.”

In the final scene of the video, two people dressed as the Queen and Bond parachute out of a helicopter. Minutes later, the real queen arrived at her seat in the stadium, wearing the same acrobatic dress.

Queen + Adam Lambert kicked off their platinum jubilee celebration at Buckingham Palace on Saturday. Also in attendance were stars such as Alicia Keys, Duran Duran, Rod Stewart, Andrea Bocelli and Diana Ross. The Queen herself wasn’t there, but Prince William, Duchess Kate and their two children Prince George and Princess Charlotte were among them.

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