Children across the nation have paid their respects with the teddy bears and marmalade sandwiches in a nod to the delightful sketch filmed for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June.
Calls are growing for Paddington bear teddies and other similar toys left in memory of the Queen to be donated to children’s hospitals and charities after Monday’s funeral.
So many have been left outside the royal residences and a special floral tribute area in Green Park that organisers this morning asked for no more to be brought and for people to stick to unwrapped flowers instead.
But Royal Parks’ website states they would ‘prefer’ visitors not to bring ‘non-floral objects and artefacts such as teddy bears or balloons’.
In a statement, the parks said they would ‘store’ the teddies that have been left and would decide ‘what to do with them’ over the next few months.