Fans cannot get over the Queen's acting as she stars alongside Paddington Bear

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By stefan armitage

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To celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, the Queen has made a special appearance alongside beloved children's character Paddington Bear.

The special sketch was made to open yesterday's Platinum Party at the Palace event, which saw crowds gather outside Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's record 70 years on the throne.

As the show kicked off with Queen and Adam Lambert performing 'We Will Rock You', Her Majesty could be seen playing along to the iconic drumbeat using her teaspoon and teacup while sitting opposite Paddington in Buckingham Palace.

In a humorous exchange, Paddington - voiced by Mary Poppins Returns star Ben Whishaw - asked the Queen: "Perhaps you would like a marmalade sandwich? I always keep one for emergencies" - as he pulled his famous sarnie from his hat.

Check out the glorious moment below:

However, the Queen came prepared, as she pulled her own sandwich from her handbag, as she told Paddington: "So do I – I keep mine in here."

"For later," she added.

Viewers were not only delighted to see Her Majesty having fun, but many also couldn't get over how good her acting was - especially starring opposite an animated bear.

One person tweeted: "The skit with the Queen and Paddington was so adorable it made me tear up. That she was game for it -- And good acting too! What a lovely 70 years..."

A second added: "What brilliant acting from our wonderful Queen. Brilliantly put together with a Paddington bear. What a lady, what an iconic legend."

A third tweeted: "The Queen's acting was brilliant, we mustn't forget Paddington was CGI (Computer-generated imagery). And whether you're royal supporters or not everyone should love it."

"Tonight has simply been amazing! You can tell Her Majesty was enjoying every minute of this," added a fourth. "And I must say, The Queen’s acting skills are brilliant!"

The video below also shows the live crowd's reaction to the sketch:

A statement from Buckingham Palace explained: "Her Majesty is well known for her sense of humor, so it should be no surprise that she decided to take part in tonight's sketch.

"There was an interest in the filming and animation process and the opportunity to invite a famous bear to tea was just too much fun to miss.

"While The Queen may not be attending the concert in person, she was very keen that people understood how much it meant to her and that all those watching had a great time."

Of course, this is not the Queen's first foray into acting, as she also appeared alongside Daniel Craig in a special sketch for the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

You can relive that moment below:

In the performance, Craig reprises his role as James Bond, as he undertakes another special mission for Her Majesty's service.

Featured image credit: PA Images / Alamy

Fans cannot get over the Queen's acting as she stars alongside Paddington Bear

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By stefan armitage

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To celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, the Queen has made a special appearance alongside beloved children's character Paddington Bear.

The special sketch was made to open yesterday's Platinum Party at the Palace event, which saw crowds gather outside Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's record 70 years on the throne.

As the show kicked off with Queen and Adam Lambert performing 'We Will Rock You', Her Majesty could be seen playing along to the iconic drumbeat using her teaspoon and teacup while sitting opposite Paddington in Buckingham Palace.

In a humorous exchange, Paddington - voiced by Mary Poppins Returns star Ben Whishaw - asked the Queen: "Perhaps you would like a marmalade sandwich? I always keep one for emergencies" - as he pulled his famous sarnie from his hat.

Check out the glorious moment below:

However, the Queen came prepared, as she pulled her own sandwich from her handbag, as she told Paddington: "So do I – I keep mine in here."

"For later," she added.

Viewers were not only delighted to see Her Majesty having fun, but many also couldn't get over how good her acting was - especially starring opposite an animated bear.

One person tweeted: "The skit with the Queen and Paddington was so adorable it made me tear up. That she was game for it -- And good acting too! What a lovely 70 years..."

A second added: "What brilliant acting from our wonderful Queen. Brilliantly put together with a Paddington bear. What a lady, what an iconic legend."

A third tweeted: "The Queen's acting was brilliant, we mustn't forget Paddington was CGI (Computer-generated imagery). And whether you're royal supporters or not everyone should love it."

"Tonight has simply been amazing! You can tell Her Majesty was enjoying every minute of this," added a fourth. "And I must say, The Queen’s acting skills are brilliant!"

The video below also shows the live crowd's reaction to the sketch:

A statement from Buckingham Palace explained: "Her Majesty is well known for her sense of humor, so it should be no surprise that she decided to take part in tonight's sketch.

"There was an interest in the filming and animation process and the opportunity to invite a famous bear to tea was just too much fun to miss.

"While The Queen may not be attending the concert in person, she was very keen that people understood how much it meant to her and that all those watching had a great time."

Of course, this is not the Queen's first foray into acting, as she also appeared alongside Daniel Craig in a special sketch for the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

You can relive that moment below:

In the performance, Craig reprises his role as James Bond, as he undertakes another special mission for Her Majesty's service.

Featured image credit: PA Images / Alamy