Merrythought’s relationship with the Royal Family goes back several generations.

The Royal Family

In 1952 we presented Her Majesty with a Merrythought Corgi. Since then, we are proud to have worked with the official royal enterprises, and created teddy bears for each royal generation – including Her Majesty’s great-grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louise. More recently in 2018, we enjoyed a visit from Princess Alexandra.

We have collectors all over the world following for our royal commemorative teddy bears, and wanted to celebrate our much-admired Queen by offering a beautiful teddy bear in her recognition, especially since she is the first monarch in British history to mark their 95th birthday.

                    Prince William and Zara Queen with Merrythought Corgi


Our inspiration

Hand-crafted in our historic factory here in Ironbridge, this elegant bear is made from the finest caramel-coloured mohair plush and pure cotton velvet. 

Taking inspiration from the favourite outfits and colours which Her Majesty has famously worn to royal occasions, such as Royal Ascot and Trooping of the Colour, the team has designed and made a beautifully-detailed hat and coat for this highly collectable bear. The stunning, fully-lined set has been carefully crafted from the finest turquoise raw silk.

                                             Queen Elizabeth II Bear

The teddy bear’s hat also features three handmade organza roses, whilst the coat is detailed with pearlescent buttons and an embroidered replica of the cherished turquoise and diamond brooch given to Her Majesty by her grandmother, Queen Mary.

HRH Duke of Edinburgh

Merrythought’s HM Queen Elizabeth II Teddy Bear sits lovingly alongside our charming HRH Duke of Edinburgh Teddy Bear, the first collectable bear of its kind.

Since the launch of this teddy bear, we’ve learnt the deeply sad news that His Royal Highness Prince Philip has passed away. Everyone here at Merrythought offers their deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and The Royal Family.

                                              Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Bears    

                                                                   Picture credit: Jamie Ricketts Shropshire Star