In­clud­ing The Queen’s Green Planet and The Se­cret Life of the Zoo

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THE QUEEN GIVES SIR DAVID AT­TEN­BOR­OUGH a guided tour of the gar­den at Buck­ing­ham Palace

NEW ROY­ALTY The Queen’s Green Planet Monday, ITV HD, 9pm LAST SUM­MER, PRE­SEN­TER Sir David At­ten­bor­ough en­joyed a pri­vate tour of the grounds of Buck­ing­ham Palace in the com­pany of none other than Her Majesty the Queen.

The en­counter was filmed for this week’s The Queen’s Green Planet, which cel­e­brates new ini­tia­tive The Queen’s Com­mon­wealth Canopy, com­mit­ted to pre­serv­ing nat­u­ral habi­tats across the Com­mon­wealth for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

Among the fa­mous ad­vo­cates for the project are ac­tress An­gelina Jolie, Boris John­son and Princes Wil­liam and Harry, who all ap­pear in the pro­gramme.

Sir David and Queen El­iz­a­beth, who were born within a month of each other in 1926, en­joy a leisurely chat as they take a turn around the royal gar­den, mak­ing each other chuckle on quite a few oc­ca­sions.

Here, Sir David of­fers a sneak pre­view of what’s in store…


Prince Charles is a keen hor­ti­cul­tur­al­ist, and it turns out that green fin­gers have run in the royal fam­ily for a quite some time. ‘The Queen’s love of trees goes back to her early child­hood,’ says Sir David. ‘But the tra­di­tion of plant­ing trees at Buck­ing­ham Palace goes back even fur­ther.


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