Sir David Attenborough has teamed up with the Queen in his latest documentary about the planet.
Fans of the legendary wildlife filmmaker are used to seeing him in extraordinary scenarios but now he’s swapped the depths of the ocean or wilderness of the Arctic for the garden of Queen Elizabeth.
Instead of his staple channel of BBC, Sir David, now 91, is presenting The Queen’s Green Planet that’ll air on ITV1.
In the one-off doc that addresses the preservation of the planet and how we as humans need to look after it, it’ll give audiences an insight into Her Majesty’s love of trees and the protection of the planet for future generations.
ITV tease with its synopsis: ‘In a rare opportunity to see the Queen talking informally to Sir David, the conversation ranges from climate change, to conkers and birthday gifts.
‘In the often humorous exchange, the Queen reveals her passion for nature and how the garden’s history is intertwined with that of her family, charting the lives of her children but also delving into the past of her great, great grandparents Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.’
The programme will no doubt appease the Attenborough fans out there desperate for him to return to our televisions, and serve as a topical precursor to the Royal Wedding because it also features soon-to-wed Prince Harry.
After the enormous success of 2017’s Blue Planet Ii and 2016’s Planet Earth II, fans are eager to see Sir David appear in another ground-breaking BBC documentary before he retires. Speculation over Frozen Planet II and, significantly, the iconic wildlife explorer’s involvement is rife because it’ll likely be his final television project.
Catch The Queen’s Green Planet on 16 April, at 9pm, on ITV1.