Angelina Jolie makes a cameo in the upcoming ITV documentary The Queen’s Green Planet, and it appears she’s just as smitten with the queen as we are.
In the special, Jolie visits Namibia with her six kids—Maddox (16), Pax (14), Zahara (13), Shiloh (11), Knox (9) and Vivienne (9)—to shed light on forest conservation in Africa and reveals that Queen Elizabeth is an inspiration for her children.
She says, “For us to come here and say to the children, ‘This is why it’s important to plant a tree,’ that’s the biggest message I can teach my kids, and it’s something that they’ve certainly learned from Her Majesty and her message.”
The Lara Croft star goes on to rave about the monarch, adding, “What it comes down to is you say to the kids, you know really, you don’t know her, you can’t understand all that it means to be a queen and all that. But you try to say, ‘You know she’s just this really lovely lady who really cares about people around the world, and she really cares about the future, and she wants your grandkids and her grandkids to be able to be running around, enjoying nature and other cultures, and the importance of other cultures.’”
Just as long as her grandchildren, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, aren’t “running around” anything valuable.
The Queen’s Green Planet premieres on ITV on Monday, April 16.