Queen Elizabeth has a real love of trees, and now she’s sharing that love with TV audiences.
The 91-year-old head of the British Royal Family is starring in a new TV special, “The Queen’s Green Planet”, with “Planet Earth”‘s David Attenborough.
In the special, the two take a tour through Her Majesty’s garden at Buckingham Palace, talking about her love of nature and her special relationship with trees.
“The Queen’s Green Planet” will also give viewers a glimpse at the Queen’s ambitious project to create “a global network of forests” that has spread to over 50 countries, featuring appearances from Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Angelina Jolie.
As People reports, Jolie gushes about the Queen’s commitment to the environment in the special, in which she and her children visit Namibia in order to learn about forest conservation in Africa.
“For us to come here and say to the children, ‘This is why it’s important to plant a tree,’ that’s the biggest message I can teach my kids, and it’s something that they’ve certainly learned from Her Majesty and her message,” Jolie says in “The Queen’s Green Planet”.
Speaking of her children, Jolie says, “They ask me, ‘Why is it so important to her?’ You know when you sit up at night in a tent with your kids and they say, ‘Why does the Queen of England care about planting trees in Africa?’”
She explains: “What it comes down to is you say to the kids, ‘You know really, you don’t know her, you can’t understand all that it means to be a queen and all that. But you try to say, ‘You know she’s just this really lovely lady who really cares about people around the world, and she really cares about the future, and she wants your grandkids and her grandkids to be able to be running around, enjoying nature and other cultures, and the importance of other cultures.’ She thinks that really matters and I agree with her.”
The one-hour special premieres in the U.K. on April 16.