Television viewers were won over by the Queen in a new ITV documentary that gave a glimpse into Royal life – including Christmas spent with her cheeky grandchildren Harry and William.
It was the monarch’s ‘sassy’ sense of humour that had those watching The Queen’s Green Planet last night in stitches.
In one scene, revealing what goes on in the lead up to Christmas at Windsor Castle, the Queen even managed to drop her grandson’s Harry and William in it.
The Queen, 91, talks to member of staff, Neil Turner,
She said: ‘The problem is the children love knocking those [baubles] off.’
Mr Turner – who is tasked with putting up the tree at the castle – said: ‘I know my grandchildren do your Majesty.’
‘Well my great-grandchildren do,’ the Queen replied, before adding: ‘And the grandchildren still.’
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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh joke with trusted staff ahead of their Christmas break (Picture: ITV)
Later in the scene, she and the Duke of Edinburgh are seen laughing and joking as they hand presents to their most trusted members of staff before heading to Sandringham for their annual Christmas break.
The ITV documentary followed the monarch’s legacy project – the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy – to create a global network of protected forests across the planet.
While walking with Sir David in her private gardens at Buckingham Palace, the Queen is interrupted by the sound of a helicopter flying overhead.
‘It sounds like President Trump,’ the Queen joked before saying: ‘Or President Obama.’
The remark went down a storm on social media, with many viewers posting crying with laughter emojis.
Sir David Attenborough joins Her Majesty the Queen in the gardens of Buckingham Palace (Picture: ITV)
‘I’m living for the Queen’s sassy comment about Trump,’ said one person on Twitter, while another posted: ‘YASSSS QUEEN !!!’
‘Lol at the Queen saying a noisy helicopter sounds like President @realDonaldTrump! I dare him to go on a twitter rant about her!!’ said another.
‘Adore her,’ tweeted another fan, while one person wondered: ‘Did the queen just throw some shade at president trump?’
Many viewers said the pairing of the Queen and Sir David, who are both 91, was ‘a dream come true’.
‘The Queen and Sir David Attenborough. Absolutely smashing it,’ one viewer tweeted.
The Queen discusses her ambitious legacy project to create a global network of protected forests, spanning the 52 countries of the Commonwealth (Picture: ITV)
The Queen was praised by viewers for laughing and joking with Sir David (Picture: ITV)
At one point the Queen scolded Sir David for confusing the trees she had planted to mark the births of Prince Edward and Prince Andrew.
In another, she pointed out a lopsided sapling, joking that they ‘won’t put that in’ the film.
Later, as Sir David discussed the importance of her legacy in protecting the environment, he told the Queen: ‘The trees with which you will be presented are going to change as our climate changes and there will be all kinds of different trees growing here in another 50 years maybe,’ he says.
‘Might easily be, yes,’ the Queen said, before pausing for comic effect and adding: ‘I won’t be here though.’
She was even teased by Sir David when it came to sundial that had been ‘neatly planted in the shade’.
‘Had we thought of that?’ the Queen asked, laughing.
‘Maybe we could move it.’
The Queen and Princess Margaret leaning against a large tree as young girls (Picture: ITV)
The Queen displayed a cheeky sense of humour throughout the ITV documentary (Picture: ITV)
Speaking to the Radio Times about the interview last week, Sir David confessed to being nervous before the meeting – but said the Queen was ‘very gracious’.
He said: ‘There was a certain amount of apprehension because all sorts of things could have gone wrong.
‘There were problems in that where the palace is, geographically, there are always police sirens and ambulance sirens that make filming difficult. But she took it all in her stride.
‘It was a privilege of course, a very nice occasion – and she was very gracious.’