The Queen ‘told David Attenborough’ after he complained about her choice of outfit


The Queen and Sir David Attenborough reportedly argued over the Queen’s choice of outfit while working together on a BBC production – the Queen said the media were ‘never happy’

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The Queen jokes with David Attenborough about ‘not being here’ in 50 years

The Queen and Sir David Attenborough have worked closely together over the years – and although they have a close bond, their relationship has not been without its awkward moments.

They have a shared passion for the environment and animals, both having spent decades in the spotlight.

But it hasn’t always been easy for the Queen and Sir David and they reportedly clashed as they worked together for a BBC production.

A year after being knighted, David was asked to produce Her Majesty’s annual Christmas message – a real honour.

He worked on the show from 1986 to 1991, but apparently he wasn’t always happy with his outfit choice for the one-year taping. In fact, he once suggested that she change and it didn’t go well.

Recalling the incident with Radio Times in 2018, he explained that the monarch’s outfit clashed against the background of the shot. Afraid it wouldn’t look good on TV, he asked her to change.

The Queen with Sir David Attenborough


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It was a huge honor to work on the show



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The Queen was unimpressed and replied: ‘It’s nothing to please you media people.

“A group tells me that I have to wear something colorful to be seen in the crowd; and then you come and tell me that I have to wear something pale and indefinable.

Oh dear..

Sir David later said: “I chose something that was a mushroom [coloured] and we were waiting for the Queen in the East Block where her apartments were and the Queen came out of that noisy old elevator and she said, ‘I hope you approve of my costume’.

It seems the queen definitely has a sense of humor!

In 1985, David was awarded a knighthood for his services to television, with the Queen personally presenting him with the award.

He wasn’t afraid to be honest with her

He was later appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George for his services to broadcasting and conservation in 2020.

The Order of St. Michael and St. George recognizes service in a foreign country or in connection with Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

However, it appears the couple are now on good terms, as in 2005 Her Majesty bestowed Sir David with an even greater honor than that of knighthood.

He received an Order of Merit.

The order is at the personal depression of the monarch only and without input from officials around him.

It is offered in recognition of distinguished service in the armed forces, science, literature, art or for the promotion of culture.

The BBC reports that Sir David told the Queen after receiving the honour: ‘How can anyone believe they really deserve something like this?’

Even more recently, they worked together on a documentary, The Queen’s Green Planet.

Footage showed the duo strolling through the gardens of Buckingham Palace as they talked about the future of the planet – something they are both passionate about.

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