These marks are very sad at the passing of the Queen


One of the brand’s many tweets about the Queen’s death. Twitter screenshot.

The companies that make sausage rolls, sex toys, baked beans, weapons and children’s cartoons want you to know they too are very sad that Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday.

A flurry of sober statements and questionable artwork hit Twitter in the hours after the Royal Family announced the death of the late Queen, who died aged 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

The UK’s Domino’s Pizza Twitter account was quick to draw the lot, posting its grim black-and-white statement about an hour after news of the Queen’s death was announced.

“Everyone at Domino’s joins the nation and the world in mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II,” they wrote. (They’ve since limited who can reply or view replies to their tweet). Domino’s competitor Pizza Express issued its own statement hours later. “The Pizza Express team is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen,” they wrote in their statement. “Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.”

“An inspiration for over seven decades,” wrote Greggs, a popular chain selling baked goods. “We are sorry to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. Thank you ma’am.

Krispy Kreme donuts also took the time to thank the Queen for her “years of loyal service to the UK”.

Ann Summers, a multinational specializing in sex toys and lingerie, chimed in by sharing a photograph of the Queen taken when she was young.

“Thank you Madam, for everything – for the women, for the family, for our nation,” they tweeted. “Sleep well.”

Poundland, a variety store chain that promises prices as low as £1, also sent its condolences on Twitter. “All of us here in Poundland mourn your loss,” they wrote.

The UK account of the world’s largest defense contractor, Lockheed Martin, stopped by to pay tribute to the late Queen, hailing her as an “outstanding Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces”.

German company Playmobil tweeted a black and white image of one of its toy figures wearing queen regalia, along with a simple “Rest in peace”.

Meanwhile, the beloved children’s cartoon Peppa Pig also posted a special tribute, showing the Queen alongside the titular Peppa.

Other emotional and solemn tributes came from Heinz, Sainsbury’s and Cadburys.

But perhaps the most heartbreaking came from Paddington Bear’s Twitter account. The beloved bear, who the story says traveled from Peru to London, appeared in a video having afternoon tea with the Queen to mark her platinum jubilee.

“Thank you ma’am for everything,” he wrote.

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