Queen Camilla's 'lucky' brooch popped against her stunning green dress as she visited the Barnardos Nursery in Bow, London. Her Royal Highness stepped out alongside a famous actor to personally deliver some of the countless Paddington Bear teddies left outside Buckingham Palace after the Queen died.
- Queen Camilla's 'lucky' brooch comes from her favorite jewelry brands, Van Cleef & Arpels.
- She also made time to enjoy a favorite snack of the beloved bear, and according to the now famous Platinum Jubilee video, the Queen.
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Although Queen Elizabeth's brooches are a hard act to follow, there's no denying that Queen Camilla's accessories of choice are pretty phenomenal. More is more for this hardworking royal, who always steps out with multiple adornments.
The royal looked smart during an important visit, alongside Downton Abbey and Paddington star Hugh Bonneville, to the Barnardos Nursery in Bow. The visit was in order to share some of the countless stuffed Paddingtons left in honor of the late Queen Elizabeth II after her death.
Camilla wore the Lucky Animals Hummingbird Pin, which is made up of a vibrant combination of 18K yellow gold, lapis lazuli, malachite, and round onyx cabochons. This is only one of many from the Lucky Animals collection, which the brand describes as, "a playful nod to the Maison's original menagerie – the 'la boutique' collection from the 1950s."
The visit comes a week after, Queen Consort Camilla posed with hundreds of Paddington Bears, announcing that the tributes left for the late Queen Elizabeth would be professionally cleaned and sent to Barnardo’s, a children’s charity in the UK. A statement alongside the adorable image said, "The bears have been scrubbed up to look their best, before they are delivered to their new home. The bears are currently being well looked after at Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and in the Royal Parks nursery located in Hyde Park.”
As well as being a working royal, Camilla is also a grandmother and you could see her granny skills while she chatted to excitable children at the nursery, even munching on one of Paddington Bear's favorites - a marmalade sandwich!
Off all the common foods that the royals are banned from eating, luckily for the Queen Consort, sandwiches aren't on the list. That doesn't mean the much-loved snack didn't cause the Royal Family stress of late.
The sweet video of the Queen's Paddington performance, which revealed what the Queen really carried in her handbag, led to her devoted fans leaving innumerable marmalade sandwiches alongside Paddington Bear teddies and floral tributes following her death.
Unlike the teddies, sandwiches and flowers are perishable items and it wasn't the floral wreaths that were causing a stink - literally. The sandwiches were attracting pests and so the Royal Family had to specifically request, while acknowledging the well-meaning reasons behind it, that people stop leaving sandwiches outside Buckingham Palace.
It's sure to be a delight to every person that delivered a Paddington Bear teddy in tribute to the Queen that they've gone to such a wonderful charity and will hopefully bring great joy to their new owners.
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Aoife is an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.
Formerly woman&home's junior news editor and a contributing writer at Bustle, her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica and EVOKE.
Her poetry features in the Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.
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