The teddy bears were hand-delivered Thursday by Camilla, the Queen Consort, to Barnardo’s, a children’s charity that will distribute the bears to kids in need across the United Kingdom.
Camilla — who was given the role of royal patron of Barnado’s in 2016 by the queen — arrived at Barnardo’s Bow Nursery school in East London in a fleet of taxis, along with the bears.
The taxis were symbolic because taxi drivers in the UK often transport children to and from the hospital for free.
At the nursery school — which provides child care and education to kids up to age 5 — Camilla joined a teddy bear tea party with students and two stars of the “Paddington” movie, Hugh Bonneville and Madeleine Harris.
Following the end of the official mourning period after the queen’s death, the teddy bears left at royal residences were collected and cleaned by Royal Park staff members and volunteers, according to Buckingham Palace.
The royal family’s official Twitter account shared a video showing the bears’ journey from outside to inside the palaces.
Next week, The Queen Consort will attend a special teddy bears picnic at a @Barnardos Nursery to deliver Paddington Bears and other cuddly toys that were left as tributes to Queen Elizabeth at Royal Residences and @TheRoyalParks.
Take a look at their journey so far: pic.twitter.com/4Pwt7YL5yb
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 18, 2022
“They have been doing some light reading at Clarence House,” the video noted at one point, “and exploring the Buckingham Palace State Rooms.”