Viewers couldn’t get enough of the Queen and David Attenborough talking about trees

“This could literally be a 16 hour documentary about a dropped kebab in Grimsby and I'd still watch it. #DreamTeam”

From ITN Productions 

Monday 16th April 2018 on ITV 

Pictured: Sir David Attenborough joins Her Majesty the Queen in the gardens of Buckingham Palace

This unique, landmark documentary follows Her Majesty the Queen and an ambitious legacy project to create a global network of protected forests, spanning the 52 countries of the Commonwealth. 
This project, called the QueenÕs Commonwealth Canopy, brings together Her MajestyÕs deeply held commitment to the Commonwealth and her little-known love of trees. 
At the heart of the film is a conversation between the Queen and Sir David Attenborough filmed in the gardens of Buckingham Palace last summer.  In a rare opportunity to see the Queen talking informally to Sir David, the conversation ranges from climate change, to conkers and birthday gifts. 
The film follows members of the Royal Family involved so far in making the QueenÕs Commonwealth Canopy a reality, including Prince Harry planting trees in the Caribbean, and Prince William and his family in Canada's Great Bear Rainforest. 

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Two national treasures came together to speak about trees, and the nation loved every second of it.


In The Queen’s Green Planet, a one-off documentary about the Queen’s plans to plant a global network of forests, David Attenborough and Her Majesty took a stroll through the gardens at Buckingham Palace.

Since the ITV special aired on Monday night, viewers have been marvelling at how enjoyable it was to simply watch two 91-year-olds getting excited about trees, and many called for a whole series of Attenborough and the Queen having a chinwag.


The Queen’s Green Planet also featured contributions from Princes William and Harry, as well as Angelina Jolie, who called Her Majesty a “really lovely lady”.