Published: Wed, April 11, 2018

Sir David Attenborough and the Queen team up to film documentary

Sir David Attenborough and the Queen team up to film documentary

The Queen was interrupted by a loud helicopter while strolling in her garden with Sir David Attenborough a year ago.

The documentary features a unique and informal conversation between the Queen and the veteran presenter, filmed last summer, as they walk through the palace's gardens.

"Why do they always go round and round when you want to talk?" the Queen says.

"Why do they always go round and round when you want to talk?" the queen asks, adding: "Sounds like President Trump, or President Obama", apparently referring to the aircraft used by the US presidents during visits to her.

The Queen and Sir David have been friends for decades!

The snap, which shows the royal sisters in matching green dresses, was released as part of a new initiative to launch trees across the globe in the Queen's name.

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, and her six children, will also feature in the ITV documentary, which will air next Monday.


At one point, the Queen makes an unusually unguarded comment about "health and safety" attempts to prevent children from playing conkers, saying: "It seems to me quite harmless". The Queen laughs, "Had we thought of that?"

The pair, who were born a month apart, share jokes about a tree that appears to have been "sat on", and a sundial planted in the shade.

"Maybe we could move it?"

When Queen Elizabeth II hears loud planes she immediately thinks of American presidents.

The monarch who has held the throne for 66 years also gives a brief suggestion of her own mortality when talking about climate change after Sir David said there could be "all kinds of different trees" growing in the garden in another fifty years.

Other preview clips from the broadcast suggest that the Queen and Attenborough "revelled in each other's company", says The Daily Telegraph. "Of course they've said 'Oh well, let's give her a plant ... or a tree or something.' Which is very nice to have".

"Sounds like President Trump, or President Obama".

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