Check out Princess Charlotte’s adorable reaction to mention of Paddington Bear

Princess Charlotte’s face lit up during a Christmas carol service at the mention of a beloved children’s book character.

The young royal, 7, was delighted that ‘Paddington’ actor Hugh Bonneville read an excerpt from ‘Paddington’s Christmas Post’, during the ‘Together at Christmas’ concert.

Charlotte enthusiastically joined in with chants like ‘Away in a Manger’, alongside her older brother Prince George, 9, at the service which took place earlier this month but was broadcast Christmas Eve.

The concert, held at Westminster Abbey, was hosted by their mother Kate Middleton, and was dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II, who died in September at the age of 96.

During the introduction to the service, Middleton explained that he aimed to “continue Her Majesty’s tradition of thanking those who have gone above and beyond to support others. Her Majesty leaves us an incredible legacy that has deeply inspired many of us.

Middleton was amused by her daughter’s animated response to Paddington Bear.

Princess Charlotte and Kate Middleton at the "Together at Christmas" concert.

Middleton was amused by her daughter’s animated response to Paddington Bear.

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“This year’s Christmas carol service is dedicated to him and all those who are sadly no longer with us,” she added.

Other performers included Spice Girls member Mel C, Kristin Scott Thomas and pianist Alexis Ffrench.

Princess Charlotte at the
Princess Charlotte joined in singing the carols.
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Perhaps the marmalade-loving bear character struck a chord with the young royal as the Queen memorably ‘performed’ opposite him in a skit that kicked off the ‘Platinum Party at the Palace’ tribute concert. star-studded outside Buckingham Palace during Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.

English actor Hugh Bonneville reads from Paddington's Christmas Post during 'Royal Carols: Together At Christmas', Westminster Abbey.
Hugh Bonneville read an excerpt from a Paddington Bear Christmas story.
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In it, the monarch shared tea with the Peruvian bear, who drank tea straight from the beak and managed to wreak havoc by splashing cream on a straight-faced palace footman.

Undated handout image of Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Paddington Bear enjoying cream tea at Buckingham Palace, from a film which screened at the BBC's Platinum Party at the Palace.

The Queen appeared in a memorable skit opposite Paddington Bear.


Undated handout image of Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Paddington Bear enjoying cream tea at Buckingham Palace, from a film which screened at the BBC's Platinum Party at the Palace.

The Queen appeared in a memorable skit opposite Paddington Bear.


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After her death, hundreds of Paddington bears were left outside Buckingham Palace to pay their respects to the Queen.

Princess Charlotte also joined her family, including her younger brother Prince Louis, 4, for church services at St Mary Magdalene Church on Christmas Day.

It was the first time Louis had taken part in the annual royal tradition of walking into church and greeting well-wishers outside.

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