Her Majesty the Queen Makes an Bombshell Appearance in a Comedy Sketch

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Queen Elizabeth made an unexpected appearance in a comedy sketch with Paddington Bear during the Platinum Jubilee concert.

Paddington appeared with the monarch in the recorded sketch before the pop band Queen started the musical presentations. Many celebrities made an appearance on the show, like Diana Ross, Sir Rod Stewart, and Duran Duran. 

The Queen failed to watch the Platinum Party at the Palace and was not in attendance for it. Unfortunately, so were the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. 

Over the past few months, it has been reported that the monarch’s mobility issues have caused them to bow out of thanksgiving services and not be in attendance at Derby races on Saturday.

Yet, similar to her cameo in a sketch with James Bond for the London Olympics ten years ago, she had pre-recorded a comedy segment spanning two and a half minutes, in which she gave Paddington tea and made him take a look at a marmalade sandwich she keeps in her handbag. 

“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,” said a statement from Buckingham Palace. 

In the short footage, the Queen and Paddington pat their teacups to the beat of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” as the band, alongside their US singer Adam Lambert, started performing the iconic song with 34 Royal Marine drummers. 

Brian May, the guitarist for the band Queen, played on their victory monument 20 years after performing at Buckingham Palace during the Golden Jubilee concert.

The Queen’s favorite songs were released before the rock era. A playlist of her top 10, launched for her 90th birthday in 2016, counts Dame Vera Lynn’s “White Cliff of Dover” and Fred Astaire’s “Cheek to Cheek” with hymns and songs from musical theater. 

So, most probably, she would have loved Andrea Bocelli’s “Nessun Dorma” and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s medley of theater songs more than “Came Her With Love” by Sigala. 

But at the end of his two-and-a-half-minute appearance, Prince Charles made it clear that wasn’t the point.

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