“The Queen’s Green Planet” video
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Angelina Jolie has nothing but good words to say about the Queen
The actress appears in a documentary which features the Queen and Sir David Attenborough
Angelina Jolie has described the Queen as a “lovely lady who really cares about people around the world” in upcoming documentary The Queen’s Green Planet about Her Majesty’s plans to protect the environment. The programme also stars David Attenborough.
Jolie – who goes to Namibia with her six children in the documentary to highlight the importance of forest conservation in Africa – explained what she told her young family when they asked why the Queen believes strongly in preserving nature.
“What it comes down to it 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,'” says Jolie.
“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.”
For Jolie, a committed humanitarian, the reason for her work in Africa is personal.
“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 ITV programme, to be aired on 16 April.
The 91-year-old monarch and the Oscar-winning actress previously met when Jolie was made an honorary dame by the Queen for her campaigning work fighting sexual violence in 2014.
Jolie was presented with the award’s insignia during a private Buckingham Palace audience with the Queen, where she was joined by her former husband Brad Pitt, and their six children.
Jolie is also seen watching over her children “trying their best to dig a hole” in the film, before adding: “I bet they’re fighting over the biggest shovel.
“It says it all when you see the local tribe, the bushmen come in and their reaction to it. The trees affect the environment, the soil, the shade, the natural resources, the animals, the ecosystem — but also how it affects the local cultures.
“They live very dependent on every single plant and they use every single plant, and when certain trees, certain species disappear, that affects an entire culture and their way of life and they start to die out.”
The programme also includes a conversation between the Queen and Sir David Attenborough as they walk around the garden of Buckingham Palace in scenes filmed last summer. At one point, the monarch makes a joke about President Donald Trump when the sound of a helicopter overhead interrupts her chatter with the naturalist.
“Why do they go round and round when you want to talk?” the Queen ponders out loud.
“Sounds like President Trump or President Obama,” she then jokes.
Helicopters are a favoured mode of transport for US leaders.
The film explores the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, which is creating a network of forest conservation initiatives across all 53 Commonwealth countries to mark Her Majesty’s lifetime’s service to the Commonwealth.