the Queen’s green planet

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Thanks to the love and ado­ra­tion the Queen has won from her sub­jects through­out her record-break­ing reign, there can be no doubt about the place Her Majesty has se­cured in the his­tory books. And the Queen has plans for an­other legacy, one that will last for cen­turies, which she re­veals to Sir David At­ten­bor­ough dur­ing a walk through the grounds of Buck­ing­ham Palace (right). In­spired by her love of trees, she hopes to see a net­work of pro­tected forests across the planet – The Queen’s Com­mon­wealth Canopy.

One day it is hoped the plan will be up and run­ning in all 53 Com­mon­wealth states: al­ready 35 coun­tries have signed up. Her Majesty has en­listed some ex­tremely per­sua­sive am­bas­sadors for her scheme, and we see Prince Wil­liam in Canada and Prince Harry in the Caribbean spread­ing the tree-lov­ing gospel, while An­gelina Jolie adds her in­ef­fa­ble touch of Hol­ly­wood glam­our in an am­bi­tious plan to bring the Namib­ian desert to life.

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