Queen Elizabeth has been raising concerns about her health since she was confirmed to had been hospitalized in October 2021. However, based on the recent happenings in Britain, the wife of the late Prince Philip is not ready to slow down too much amid her health issues.
Her Majesty first sparked concern after she walked with a cane during an appearance at Westminster Abbey in London for a Service of Thanksgiving on Oct. 12, 2021. Royal watchers were shocked when Princess Anne handed the accessory to Queen Elizabeth when she arrived at the church.
Recently, Queen Elizabeth made a morbid joke about her own death in a chat with David Attenborough. Keep on reading to know more details.
Queen Elizabeth Made A Joke About Her Death
David Attenborough has been very exploring the hidden world full of plants on BBC’s The Green Planet program. The television host is held in high regard for his exemplary documentaries on the natural world and the animal kingdom, which gained him numerous followers including Queen Elizabeth.
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In 2021, David Attenborough and Her Majesty met for The Queen’s Green Planet. Most, if not all, royal followers are aware that Queen Elizabeth launched the charity called The Queen’s Green Canopy in honor of her Platinum Jubilee Year in 2022, which encourages everyone to plant more trees.
While the British monarch and David Attenborough were talking about the scheme, Queen Elizabeth shockingly made a joke about her death, per Express UK. Speaking about how climate change would impact the trees presented to Her Majesty over the next 50 years, Queen Elizabeth said: “I won’t be here though.”
David Attenborough laughed at the joke as Queen Elizabeth smiled in an ITV video. The Green Planet host previously revealed to Radio Times that he was nervous about the project with Prince Charles’ mother.
At the time, he told the publication:
“Yes, there was a certain amount of apprehension because all sorts of things could have gone wrong. There were problems in that where the palace is, geographically, there are always police sirens and ambulance sirens that make filming difficult. But she took it all in her stride. It was a privilege, of course, a very nice occasion — and she was very gracious. She is very unsolemn, very good at putting people at their ease.”
Queen Elizabeth rewarded the work of David Attenborough with a knighthood in 1986. However, Her Majesty and the program host reportedly had a fight while working together for a BBC production.
In an interview with Radio Times in 2018, Queen Elizabeth said:
“There is no pleasing you people from the media. I am told by one lot that I have to wear something colorful so I can be seen in a crowd, and then you come along and tell me that I have to wear something pale and nondescript.”
David Attenborough also explained himself in an interview with the publication. The naturalist stated:
"I picked out something that was mushroom [coloured] and we were waiting for the Queen in the East block where her apartments were and the Queen came out of this rackety old lift and she said: 'I hope you approve of my costume'."
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Queen Elizabeth Goes To Norfolk Ahead Of Platinum Jubilee
Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth flew off to her Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, ahead of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Her Majesty is expected to spend a few weeks at Sandringham House.
However, Buckingham Palace has not confirmed if Queen Elizabeth would stay there for the anniversary of the day she took over the throne, Feb. 6, 1952. Her Majesty usually goes to Sandringham House in December ahead of the holidays and celebrates Christmas there.
Queen Elizabeth, this year, stayed at Windsor with Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles amid the surge of COVID-19 cases in the U.K. The British monarch also canceled the annual trip to Sandringham last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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