© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Mourners are asked to stop leaving marmalade sandwiches outside Buckingham Palace

A MARTINEZ, HOST:

Good morning. I'm A Martinez.

Last June, as part of Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee celebrations, she appeared in a popular skit with an animated Paddington Bear.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

BEN WHISHAW: (As Paddington Bear) Perhaps you would like a marmalade sandwich. I always keep one for emergencies.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II: So do I.

MARTINEZ: In tribute, people are now leaving marmalade sandwiches outside Buckingham Palace. Park officials are asking them to stop. They say the sandwiches are having a negative impact on the park's wildlife, but it is a sweet way to honor the queen.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Between now and Giving Tuesday, support the fact-based journalism you value with a financial contribution. Your investment keeps independent reporting available throughout mid-Michigan & beyond. Donate now to do your part to fund more local and national stories. Thank you!