As we mourn the passing of the longest-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth, a lot of people have found comfort in an image painted by Yorkshire artist Eleanor Tomlinson for the Platinum Jubilee weekend
One of the biggest highlights of the jubilee had to be the Queen’s sketch with Paddington Bear in which she revealed what was inside her handbag much to the surprise of the nation.
In the sketch, Paddington shows the Queen his trusty marmalade sandwich that he keeps in his hat for emergencies whilst they enjoy afternoon tea. Her Majesty reveals to Paddington she too keeps a spare marmalade sandwich in her purse.
The endearing sketch caught the heart of the nation, and one person in particular. Eleanor Tomlinson of East Yorkshire sketched a beautiful design for a bit of fun as a way to commemorate the end of the Jubilee.
A drawing referencing the Queen’s surprise tea with Paddington Bear has, like the touching film sequence itself, went viral at the time and people have said that this beautiful art was never more poignant
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.
Hull Live reported that artist Eleanor said: “I think the film of the Queen with Paddington was my highlight of the Jubilee and for me captured every aspect of why we love our dear Queen. She takes her job seriously but not herself.
“It only took me a couple of hours from sketching it out to finishing the design – when the Queen came out onto the balcony dressed in that beautiful vivid green, I had to have that.”
Buckingham Palace has released a statement with the news, after senior Royals and other family members gathered by her bedside at Balmoral today.