Renowned broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has met the Queen on many occasions, having produced a number of her Christmas broadcasts in the late 1980s.
But the acclaimed writer was put in his place when he asked the Queen to change her clothes, as the colour did not compliment the room he planned to broadcast in.
“There is no pleasing you people from the media,” the Queen reportedly said to Sir David.
“I am told by one lot that I have to wear something colourful 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.”
However, this didn’t stop Her Royal Highness from working with Sir David again, in fact, the pair have collaborated on the new ITV documentary The Queen’s Green Planet.
Some would assume, Sir David is used to being in the company of the longest serving monarch then, but he has revealed he still gets anxious when it comes to meeting her.
He admitted he approached the garden walk and talk for the ITV documentary with some uneasiness.
“Yes, there was a certain amount of apprehension because all sorts of things could have gone wrong,” Sir David told Radio Times.
“There were problems in that where the palace is, geographically, there are always police sirens and ambulance sirens that make filming difficult.
He added: “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.”
The Queen’s Green Planet is a one-off documentary, which focuses on Her Majesty’s plans to create a global network of forests across all 53 Commonwealth countries.
Sir David says the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project is a scheme she cares for deeply because of her personal interest in the environment.
“She certainly cares for the Commonwealth,” he said. “And she very clearly cares for the natural world.”
Sir David, who was knighted by the Queen in 1985 and awarded the Order of Merit in 2005, believes the project with ensure the future of forests.
As well as following the Queen on her mission to preserve the natural habitat for generations to come, The Queen’s Green Planet will also see Prince Harry and Prince William do their part for the environment.
The cameras will follow Prince Harry when he plants trees in the Caribbean and Prince William and his family in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest.
The Queen’s Green Planet airs Monday at 9pm on ITV.