During her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the late Queen Elizabeth II hosted Paddington Bear as a guest for tea, and told the famous bear about her love for marmalade sandwiches and that she even hid the snack in her handbags "for later." Now that Her Majesty has passed, her favorite sweet spread is having a serious moment in the spotlight.
Those who want to pay tribute to the queen are leaving tons of marmalade sandwiches at her designated memorial site in Green Park; many are marked with notes reading "for later" or are accompanied by Paddington Bear dolls. However, Royal Parks is now asking mourners not to bring any more marmalade treats to the site.
Royal Parks asks that mourners only leave flowers with no plastic wrapping; no sandwiches, toys, candles, or other non-compostable items. The body tells the public that "removing the wrapping will aid the longevity of the flowers and will assist in subsequent composting, which will start between one week and a fortnight after the funeral date."