Queen quips to David Attenborough about noisy helicopter that ‘sounds like President Trump’

Posted April 11, 2018 08:49:30

Queen Elizabeth II has compared a noisy helicopter to those used by United States presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama during an interview with filmmaker Sir David Attenborough.

The conversation was filmed last year for a documentary due to be broadcast in Britain next week.

The Queen’s Green Planet details the United Kingdom monarch’s concerns about the environment and focuses on the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, a network of forest conservation initiatives.

It also offers an unusually informal glimpse of the 91-year-old ruler, who has given very little away of her inner self during her 66-year reign.

During one light-hearted scene, the Queen and Attenborough are interrupted by the noise of a helicopter as they take a walk through the gardens of Buckingham Palace.

The Queen is heard asking Attenborough why helicopters tend to appear during conversations.

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

She continues saying the noise reminded her of the aircraft used by Mr Trump, and his predecessor, Mr Obama.

Despite the interruptions, Attenborough said it was an honour to walk and talk with the Queen.

“This conversation of going around and looking at the garden was a great, great privilege, which I enjoyed very much,” Attenborough said.

“The Queen certainly knows what’s going on and certainly knows what’s going on in the world of conservation.

“I think she is genuinely concerned about it and interested in it, because she certainly talks about it.”


Topics: documentary, film-movies, arts-and-entertainment, royal-and-imperial-matters, human-interest, donald-trump, obama-barack, united-kingdom

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