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Winnie-the-Pooh visits Buckingham Palace in newly released story

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One of Britain's most-loved fictional characters, Winnie-the-Pooh, has finally met the Queen. The famous bear shares a landmark birthday with the Queen – both celebrate their 90th birthdays this year.

In a new story called Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday, Pooh is joined by Eeyore, Piglet and Christopher Robin for a trip from Hundred Acre Wood to London. After arriving by train at Victoria Station, the group take a tour on an open-top bus, passing Harrods and Big Ben, before stopping to do a bit of sightseeing in Trafalgar Square.

Winnie-the-Pooh meets the Queen

Winnie-the-Pooh meets the Queen

When Pooh and friends arrive at Buckingham Palace, they have a chance meeting with the Queen and Prince George - who is described as being "much younger than Christopher Robin and almost as bouncy as Tigger". Pooh hums the Queen a poem about "the joy of not doing much" (a bear after our own hearts) and Piglet gives the gift of a red balloon to Prince George.

The story is thought to be a very special birthday gift for the Queen, who was a fan of A.A. Milne’s stories as a young child. One of the first books to feature Pooh – called Teddy Bear and the Other Songs From When We Were Very Young – was dedicated to a very young Princess Elizabeth when it was published shortly after her birth in 1926.

Piglet hands a red balloon to Prince George

Piglet hands a red balloon to Prince George

The story is available to download for free from Disney, and is accompanied by a watch and read-along audio version, which is narrated by Oscar winning actor Jim Broadbent.

Want more? Don't miss the greatest ever 'Winnie the Pooh' quotes for all moments in life and Winnie the Pooh's bucket list of simple British pleasures.


Images: Mark Burgess/Disney/PA WIRE

 

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