A Norfolk primary school's drawing of Paddington left as a tribute to the Queen at Sandringham has received Royal praise from the Prince of Wales.

The next in line to the throne was visiting the Norfolk estate yesterday with the Princess of Wales to witness the thousands of flowers and messages to the Queen which had been left outside the gates.

The moment was captured on video by Howard Junior School's headteacher, who had travelled with a group of pupils to the site from King's Lynn.

The Prince stopped to chat with the students as he continued meeting and greeting well-wishers who eagerly awaited the chance to meet the Royal.

During their conversation, he said, "did you draw that? It's brilliant, really smart" and then asked if they had seen Paddington and his grandmother appear together in the sketch made as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Gregory Hill, headteacher, was with the group of children aged seven to nine, and he said that William and Kate noticed a Paddington Bear tribute they had made.

“It’s got our same logo on the badge as our school uniform and they both commented about that."

"Did you wonder what is in her handbag," he continued, adding: "No one ever knows what's in the handbag. Paddington does."

The Princess of Wales later chatted with the Howard Junior pupils and joined eight-year-old Elizabeth Sulkovska in laying flowers and a corgi toy outside Norwich Gates.

Headteacher Mr Hill added: “Elizabeth was overwhelmed, she cried with joy at being chosen.

“It’s just a wonderful, amazing opportunity."

He said that the Queen’s death has “touched a young generation as well”.

“The older generation obviously knew the Queen for longer but young children that haven’t experienced the Queen for long on the throne still are greatly moved by her passing, and really want to do their best to celebrate her life and legacy and never forget her.”

Elizabeth said she was “very happy” to have placed the tributes with Kate.