Eleanor Tomlinson, sketched an image of the Queen and Paddington Bear, after being inspired by the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend and the image went viral. The East Yorkshire woman was taken aback when her sketch went viral and even more after she received a letter thanking her for another image she had sent the queen.
Tomlinson gifted the queen a print of a corgi weathering a crown for her platinum jubilee, and received a letter from the Lady-In-Waiting Mary Morrison who passed on the queen’s gratitude thanking her.
In the letter that the woman from South Cave received on Tuesday, the queen had been “touched” by her present.
It read: “I am to thank you for the warm sentiments you expressed and for your thought for The Queen at this time.”
Eleanor said: “I was taken aback to get any kind of response at all, but for it to be so personalised – it gave the title of the piece and noted how it was number one of 70 [prints].
“I was absolutely taken aback really. It was the best piece of post to receive, a lot more exciting than the usual boring bills and everything else.”
“I’m sure it will inspire many pieces to come,” she added.
Eleanor Tomlinson watched Saturday night’s Platinum Party at the Palace, and on Sunday she watched the rest of the Jubilee.
She drew a picture of the Queen, hand in hand with Paddington, and one of her trusty corgis trailing a length of red, white, and blue bunting, as if they were walking away after the festivities, with a marmalade sandwich left on the ground in their wake, that captured everyone’s feelings from the weekend.