As soon as we saw the trailer for ITV's The Queen's Green Planet, we knew that it was going to be wonderful. The one-hour documentary celebrates the conservation work that Queen Elizabeth II is doing with her Commonwealth Canopy, a network of forest conservation projects across the Commonwealth. Joining her good friend Sir David Attenborough for a walk around the gardens of Buckingham Palace, the Queen discusses trees, giggles over an oddly-placed sundial, makes a joke about Donald Trump, and discusses the "health and safety" issues surrounding conkers. Unsurprisingly, the people of Twitter quickly got to work, plotting future TV presenting gigs for the witty nonagenarian duo, calling for old-school conker matches across the country, and delighting in the Britishness of the whole thing. Read on for some of the best reactions.
Can we have a full series of the Queen and David Attenborough doing really mundane things and having a natter. Like wandering around a museum, doing the big shop at Waitrose, anything really. So good together. #QueensGreenPlanet
— Stephen (@STJ_95) April 16, 2018
2018 has been full of iconic moments from the Queen. We had her manhandling and shaking the crown jewels, fuming over conkers and laughing about sundials. #TheQueensGreenPlanet
— Ella (@artistiqwalrus) April 16, 2018
— Chris Madden (@chrismads) April 16, 2018
Queen Liz fuming that people don't play conkers anymore because of health & safety is giving me life #TheQueensGreenPlanet
— Hannah (@HannahisMusic) April 16, 2018
The Queen and David Attenborough need to have their own regular show together where they just walk around gardens and forests chatting together and appreciating their surroundings. #QueensGreenPlanet
— Luke Robert Allan (@LukeRobertAllan) April 16, 2018
How surreal is this #QueensGreenPlanet show? Its a bit like a home video show.
And doesnt David Attenborough look like he is the Queen's husband haha. Thry look like a proper couple
— Lee Halford (@Lee_Halford) April 16, 2018
I didn't know I needed an hour long episode of the Queen talking about conkers but I definitely did #QueensGreenPlanet
— Taylor Fuller (@taylorl0u) April 16, 2018
There we go. Controversial. The Queen isn't supposed to get involved in politics. But she's stuck her flag In the ground and is PRO-Conkers. The fall out from this could be epic #QueensGreenPlanet
— Gavin Inskip (@gavininskip) April 16, 2018
— Judith🦁 (@WeeJudiee) April 16, 2018
I just want The Queen and David Attenborough to make a spin off of this show where they travel the Commonwealth and solve plant related crime in the style of Murder She Wrote...or....Murder One Wrote #TheQueensGreenPlanet
— Matt Sheriff (@i71Sheriff) April 16, 2018
This needs a spinoff show wherein Attenborough and Her Maj drive about solving all manner of tree-related crimes. #thequeensgreenplanet
— floweroflondon (@floweroflondon) April 16, 2018
— S Gale (@MrGaleWHS) April 16, 2018
The Queen's Green Planet is already amazing. The Queen and David Attenborough wandering around discussing trees, the corgis' hatred of conkers and Kate and Wills catching salmon.
Pure British dreaminess.
— Emma Gant (@EGant94) April 16, 2018
Watching #QueensGreenPlanet is like watching grandparents looking round a garden. Bit like my dad does & comments on the weeding I haven't done 🙄
— Justine Clayton (@Justinemclayton) April 16, 2018
The Queen saying 'we won't look at that one because it doesn't seem to be doing very much' is my mum when people ask her what I'm doing with life #QueensGreenPlanet
— Ruth Griffin (@ruuuthg5) April 16, 2018
— Macca (@KyleMcIntosh123) April 16, 2018