Winnie the Pooh Meets the Queen – and Prince George too!
|Queen Elizabeth II meets Winnie the Pooh|
In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, a new Winnie-the-Pooh adventure was released featuring “the bear of very little brain,” and, course, the queen and Prince George.
In the story, Winnie the Pooh and his beloved pals Piglet, Eeyore and Christopher Robin all go to Buckingham Palace after receiving a "Most Urgent" letter informing them of the Queen's special day.
The adventure takes them to an open-top bus, on which they see Trafalgar Square before reaching the royal residence where they get to see the queen. Then, Pooh and friends had the chance to present their special birthday gifts to Her Majesty.
Prince George also makes his special appearance, described in the book as "much younger than Christopher Robin and almost as bouncy as Tigger." Piglet gives him a red balloon and he pats the adorable character on the head. He also tickled Pooh in the ears.
|Prince George meets Piglet|
The new Winnie-the-Pooh tale was written by Jane Riordan and illustrated in the familiar E.H. Shepard style.
Winnie-the-Pooh is believed to be the queen’s favorite when she was a child. In fact, A.A. Milne dedicated his poetry book, Teddy Bear and The Other Songs From When We Were Very Young, to her when it was released in 1926.
Grab your copy of Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday here for free. An audio-video download is also available, narrated by Jim Broadbent.