People Are Convinced The Queen Isn’t Actually In Paddington Bear Sketch
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Platinum Jubilee concert viewers have flooded to social media to question whether the Queen was actually in the Paddington Bear sketch. Take a look at the skit below:
Sir Rod Stewart may have royally peeved off those sat at home watching the Platinum Party at the Palace, but a bigger potential scandal has come to light.
Many viewers have flocked to Twitter to argue the Queen didn't actually star in the Paddington Bear skit which was shown at the start of the concert.
Instead, they believe her appearance was actually the result of a very clever deepfake.
The clip opened the concert for an evening of musical celebrations and speeches in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's 70 years on the throne.
It featured a typically clumsy Paddington sitting down for afternoon tea with the Queen.
The bear even retrieved a classic marmalade sandwich from his iconic red hat, only to be told by Her Majesty that she had already saved one for later, cheekily retrieving one from her handbag.
While the Queen received widespread praise online for her 'good sport acting,' other viewers weren't convinced.
Instead, many have suggested the Queen was not actually present during the afternoon tea sesh at all and that instead an actress and clever editing was used to make it look like she was there.
Quickly bursting the bubble for many viewers, one user said: "Hope everyone realises that Paddington and The Queen video is CGI? Clearly a much younger woman, they should at least use an older actress as the basis to make it more believable. It’s fun and all, but not remotely plausible really."
To clarify - obvs Paddington is CGI, but if anyone thinks the Queen did that they need to look up deep fakes— Allison Brandes (@IggsterB) June 4, 2022
Others similarly pointed out the editing, but were much more complimentary of the skills required to make the skit look quite so realistic.
One said: "The cgi in that paddington clip was really convincing, I almost believed the queen was real."
"I don’t know what’s more incredible: the CGI for Paddington Bear, or the deep fake of the Queen," another said.
A third commented: "The CGI here is crazy good cause on one side of the table you’ve got an undeniably real and not CGI, alive and fully functioning being, and on the other side is the queen."
I know we give them a lot of grief on the TL but credit where credit is due: the UK has really nailed the whole resurrection by CGI trend based on the recent footage of the Queen I’ve seen. Hope Lucasfilm poaches whoever is responsible!— 🏜🔋, fka ☕️ (@coopercooperco) June 4, 2022
So much cgi going on in this clip of the queen and Paddington and people don’t even notice 😮 Basically 100% convinced the queen is cgi here. Her movements and speech look nowhere near natural! pic.twitter.com/QUoT27QkOV— Electromagnetic Love (@Electro06262092) June 4, 2022
The Queen had tea with Paddington Bear. CGI is truly amazing these days. They both looked so real!— Dead Ferrets (@Deadferrets) June 4, 2022
the CGI here is crazy good cause on one side of the table you’ve got an undeniably real and not CGI, alive and fully functioning being, and on the other side is the queen https://t.co/nZ9FzrnqQ1— Luke (@qLxke_) June 4, 2022
The official celebrations first kicked off on Thursday, 2 June with the Trooping the Colour march. Multiple picnics, street parties and parades also commenced all across the country.
Incredible photographs revealed just how many members of the public turned up to the official celebrations.
However, today marks the last day of the four-day bank holiday weekend and with that, the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.