Camilla, Queen Consort Poses With Hundreds of Teddy Bears Left in Tribute to Queen Elizabeth

Buckingham Palace on Saturday released a new portrait showing Camilla, Queen Consort posing with hundreds of Paddington and teddy bears left outside Queen Elizabeth's royal residences as a tribute.

The palace announced that over 1,000 Paddingtons and teddy bears will be professionally cleaned before they are donated and delivered to Barnardo's children charity.

Elizabeth had a close connection with Barnardo's, and Her Majesty in 2016 passed the patronage of Barnardo's to the then-Duchess of Cornwall.

According to the palace, the more than 1,000 bears are being well looked after at Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and in the Royal Parks nursery located in Hyde Park.

As for Camilla's photo, it was taken in the Morning Room at Clarence House on Thursday, which also marked the 64th anniversary of the publication of the first Paddington bear book.

"Her Majesty is well known for her sense of humour, so it should be no surprise that she decided to take part in tonight's sketch," a palace spokesperson said at the time.

while mourners waited in line to see the late monarch's coffin Lying in State at Westminster Hall, Prince William made a surprise visit and was seen shaking hands with a Paddington Bear plush toy.