Queen Camilla's 'lucky' brooch dazzles as she cheekily munches sandwiches with Hollywood star during adorable outing

Queen Camilla's 'lucky' brooch and cheeky grin pleased a very excitable audience as she visited them for the most touching reason

Camilla, Queen Consort, arrives at Barnardo's in a convoy of electric taxis which will transport Paddington teddy bears from Clarence House and Buckingham Palace to attend a special teddy bear's picnic at Barnardo's Nursery in Bow on November 24, 2022 in London, England. It was announced last month that over 1,000 Paddington bears and teddy bears left as tributes in London and Windsor would be donated to Barnardo's children's services. The teddy bears have all been professionally cleaned ahead of the delivery, with those being presented by Her Majesty to remain with children at the Bow Nursery, while others will be distributed to children supported by Barnardo's across the country. The taxis are driven by representatives of the London Taxi Drivers' Charity for Children, of which the then Duchess of Cornwall become Patron in 2010.
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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. 


Camilla, Queen Consort attends a special teddy bears picnic at a Barnardo's Nursery in Bow on November 24, 2022 in London, England. During the visit The Queen Consort personally delivered Paddington bears and other cuddly toys that were left as tributes to Queen Elizabeth II to children supported by the charity. In 2016, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed the patronage of Barnardo's to the then Duchess of Cornwall.

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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, Queen Consort with Madeleine Harris (L) and Hugh Bonneville (R) attend a special teddy bears picnic at a Barnardo's Nursery in Bow on November 24, 2022 in London, England. During the visit The Queen Consort personally delivered Paddington bears and other cuddly toys that were left as tributes to Queen Elizabeth II to children supported by the charity. In 2016, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed the patronage of Barnardo's to the then Duchess of Cornwall.

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Camilla wore the Lucky Animals Hummingbird Pin (opens in new tab), 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.”

Camilla, Queen Consort attends a special teddy bears picnic at a Barnardo's Nursery in Bow on November 24, 2022 in London, England. During the visit The Queen Consort personally delivered Paddington bears and other cuddly toys that were left as tributes to Queen Elizabeth II to children supported by the charity. In 2016, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed the patronage of Barnardo's to the then Duchess of Cornwall.

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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.

Camilla, Queen Consort attends a special teddy bears picnic at a Barnardo's Nursery in Bow on November 24, 2022 in London, England. During the visit The Queen Consort personally delivered Paddington bears and other cuddly toys that were left as tributes to Queen Elizabeth II to children supported by the charity. In 2016, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed the patronage of Barnardo's to the then Duchess of Cornwall.

(Image credit: Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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.

Aoife Hanna
Junior News Editor

Aoife is Junior News Editor at woman&home.

She's an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.

Formerly Aoife was a contributing writer at Bustle and her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica, EVOKE and her poetry features in the Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.

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