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Queen made a joke about her own death in chat with David Attenborough

Rhiannon Ingle

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Queen made a joke about her own death in chat with David Attenborough

The Queen had made a joke about her own death during a conversation with David Attenborough.

Queen Elizabeth II passed away yesterday (8 September) surrounded by her family members at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

While the Queen had many acquaintances, Sir David Attenborough was a key admirer of hers.

Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo

The pair met up for The Queen’s Green Planet - an ITV documentary following the Royal Family as they attempt to create a network of national forest parks from each of the fifty-three Commonwealth nations.

During the programme, the two can be seen walking along a path, at which point the Queen drops a morbidly cheeky joke.

When discussing how climate change will affect certain trees and growth over the next fifty years, Her Majesty wisecracked: "I won’t be here though."

The two national treasures then shared a smile as Attenborough burst into a slight chuckle at the Queen's razor-sharp, albeit slightly macabre, wit.

News of the Queen's death was broken to the public via an official statement from Buckingham Palace yesterday (8 September).

Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo

The statement read: "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

"The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow."

Following Queen Elizabeth's passing, King Charles III, 73, immediately took his place as her successor.

The 73-year-old also issued a statement regarding the recent loss of his mother: "The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.

“We mourn profoundly the loss of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved Mother."

The statement concluded: "During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”

With many mourning and paying tribute to the late monarch, a series of protocols are expected to take place in the upcoming days following Her Majesty's death.

Some of which include Charles being officially proclaimed as King (10 September) and the beginning of the Queen's lying state in which people can pay their respects (14 September).

Philip’s coffin will move from the Royal Vault to the King George VI memorial chapel to join the Queen’s.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: The Queen, UK News, News, David Attenborough

Rhiannon Ingle
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