LONDON — Greater than 1,000 teddy bears left in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II will probably be donated to a youngsters’s charity, Buckingham Palace introduced.
The teddy bears — some within the picture of beloved British youngsters’s character Paddington Bear — had been left exterior the royal residences in London and Windsor, in accordance with a Saturday information launch from the royal household.
The bears will probably be professionally cleaned and donated to Barnardo’s, a British youngsters’s charity. The group gives help companies for susceptible youngsters and younger adults.
Queen Elizabeth II served because the charity’s patron from 1983 to 2016, in accordance with its web site. Queen Consort Camilla grew to become the Barnardo’s patron in 2016.
The teddy bears are amongst hundreds of tributes left exterior the royal residences in addition to at two formal tribute areas in London after the Queen died on September eighth. The Royal Parks Charity labored with a gaggle of virtually 200 volunteers to “sensitively” clear the tribute gardens later in September, says the discharge.
“These concerned within the mission hope the teddy bears will probably be a lot liked for a few years to come back by youngsters supported by Barnardo’s, while understanding the story behind the bears and the way they got here to be donated,” the discharge goes on.
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