Sir David Attenborough and The Queen are now everyone's favourite presenting duo

The nation has a new favourite TV double act and, somewhat surprisingly, it’s Sir David Attenborough and Queen Elizabeth II.

The unlikely presenting team came together on ITV on Monday night (April 16) for a special called The Queen’s Green Planet, which documented the efforts of Her Majesty’s Commonwealth Canopy environmental project.

The Queen’s goal is to establish protected forest lands in 53 of her countries in the Commonwealth. What better ally in that goal than the country’s most prominent conservationist Sir David Attenborough?

Monday’s special also featured other prominent supporters of the Commonwealth Canopy — including Princes William and Harry as well as Angelina Jolie — but the scenes that viewers loved most were Sir David and The Queen wandering around Buckingham Palace’s garden and chatting about any number of topics, from birthday gifts to their favourite trees.

“Tress have been a part of The Queen’s life, all of her life,” Sir David told viewers. “Now, she wants to make sure that they’re a part of ours.”

Viewers came away from The Queen’s Green Planet wanting Sir David and The Queen to become a regular TV pairing:

We also learned that the Queen officially approves of playing conkers:

In the run-up to the show, Sir David admitted that he was quite nervous to film with The Queen, in spite of his esteemed reputation as a national treasure and track record of working in some truly dangerous locations.

“There was a certain amount of apprehension because all sorts of things could have gone wrong,” he told The Radio Times. “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.”

The Queen’s Green Planet aired on ITV. For more about the World Wildlife Fund UK, please just click here.

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