Even though they’re royal, Queen Elizabeth II revealed that her grandchildren still go running around destroying things like any normal kid would.
The Queen spoke to Sir David Attenborough for an upcoming documentary called The Queen’s Green Planet. While speaking about her giant Christmas tree she tells the famed broadcaster that her grandkids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are always knocking the ornaments off.
“Yes, that is always the problem, the children love knocking those [decorations] off,” she says. “Well my great-grandchildren do, anyway they enjoy themselves. And the great thing is to make them decorate it and they’re a bit more careful.” OMG you guys, this is real-life, practical parenting advice from royalty. Next year the kids are decorating the tree.
The Queen also shows her witty sense of humour in the video when their talk is interrupted by some helicopters flying over Buckingham Castle’s garden and her quick sarcasm when talking about a sundial.
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The Queen also revealed to Attenborough what she receives as a gift when no one knows what to give her.
“I’ve been quite difficult to give presents to, so they’ve said, ‘Oh, let’s give her a plant’,” she says.
“I imagine you must be given quite a lot of roses,” says Attenborough.
The quintessentially British pair have joined forces on the documentary to explore the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, which is creating a network of forest conservation initiatives across all 53 Commonwealth countries to mark her lifetime of service to the Commonwealth, while also preserving the natural habitats for future generations.
There’s also a particularly poignant scene where the Queen considers how global warming will affect her garden in the future, telling Sir David: “I won’t be here though.” The @QueensCanopy will protect forest for future generations across the 52 Commonwealth nations.
— Emily Nash (@emynash) April 9, 2018
Sir David Attenborough and Queen Elizabeth II are national treasures, and we’ll rather politely debate anyone who says otherwise.