Queen Elizabeth II and her great-grandson Prince George both made special cameos in the latest “Winnie the Pooh” storybook.
The iconic character Winnie the Pooh and his friends have embarked on a great London adventure where they get to meet the royal monarch and the two-year-old royal toddler in the recently released “Winnie the Pooh and the Royal Birthday” storybook. The new adventure story was unveiled to commemorate a special milestone in Pooh’s long history, Mirror reported. The beloved honey-loving bear is also celebrating his 90th birthday similar to Queen Elizabeth II.
In the new storybook, Christopher Robins along with Pooh bear, Piglet and Eeyore sets off for London to give the Queen a special present for her birthday. On their way to the Buckingham Palace, the group wonders at the amazing sights of the city such as the Trafalgar Square and the iconic Big Ben. Just outside the Palace, they meet Queen Elizabeth II who was depicted with a red coat and hat, as well as the royal monarch’s familiar black gloves and black handbag, as stated in the same report.
Prince George also made an appearance in the new “Winnie the Pooh” storybook. The royal toddler was drawn wearing blue shorts and a blue cardigan over a white-collared shirt. In the book, the Queen’s great grandson was described as “almost as bouncy as Tigger” and “much younger than Christopher Robins.” Prince George was even given a red balloon by Piglet in the new “Winnie the Pooh” adventure story.
The story for “Winnie the Pooh and the Royal Birthday” was written by Jane Riordan and the storybook’s illustrations were drawn by Mark Burgess. The illustration in the said new storybook was said to be drawn in the classic E.H. Shepard style. In an exclusive sketch provided to People magazine, Burgess has also depicted Pooh and Piglet playing ball with some of the Queen’s beloved corgi pets with the Buckingham Palace in the background.
The new “Winnie the Pooh and the Royal Birthday” was released on Wednesday, May 25, and is available for free download at Disney’s Winnie the Pooh website.