We Wish We Were Invited to This Tea Party With the Queen!

Queen Elizabeth II in 2017
Queen Elizabeth II in 2017. Photo by A Davidson/SHM/REX/Shutterstock (8965996t)

There’s nothing quite like tea with the Queen. Or a marmalade sandwich.

Festivities have been taking place throughout the United Kingdom over the last few days as Britain celebrates 70 years since Queen Elizabeth II took to the throne.

The Queen was just 25 when her father, King George VI, passed away, resulting in her becoming the reigning monarch. Seven decades later, she has become the only British royal in history to commemorate a Platinum Jubilee.

Ahead of the star-studded concert on Saturday evening, Her Majesty appeared in a pre-recorded clip with another much-loved icon as the pair sat down to tea in Buckingham Palace.

“Perhaps you would like a marmalade sandwich,” says Paddington Bear before pulling said snack out of his hat. “I always keep one for emergencies.”

“So do I,” responds the 96-year-old Queen. She then reaches into her handbag. “I keep mine in here. For later.”

The Queen did not attend the Party at the Palace, but the royal family was indeed represented. Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their three children were amongst the 20,000 people who watched Adam Lambert and Queen (naturally), Sir Elton John, and Alicia Keys rocking out in front of the Palace.

The event also included performances by the London casts of famous musicals such as Hamilton, The Phantom Of The Opera, The Lion King, Six, and Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat.

We hope everyone remembered to pack a marmalade sandwich or two.