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Steve Backshall's cheeky request to Princess Anne as he he admits she took him by surprise
Princess Anne at Windsor Castle, where he was supported by his mum. Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, the wildlife expert reflected on the cheeky words he said to the royal as she expressed her interest in his projects. He said of the moment: "It was amazing, the most incredible thing was she, I mean clearly had been given research by someone, but she knew who I was and talked through all my projects."We ended up chattering away about some of the places we had been to."I even asked her if she'd like to buy a part of the rainforests for me as part of one of my charities which gave her a really good chuckle."Matt Hancock's partner Gina lands at Heathrow without I'm A Celeb star"We got on famously."Steve added: "For someone like me from humble beginnings being there at Windsor Castle is something I won't forget."The BBC star chose his mum as his guest on the day instead of his wife Helen Glover."Just seeing my mum and being able to say thank you in that way, was special."That's certainly something that I'll hold with me for a long time."Steve's wife was appointed MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to rowing.The sports star received her medal from Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.The presenter said he would've loved to have met the Queen, but is happy his wife was honoured by her.English and Welsh WAGs cheer on their men at World Cup 2022 in Qatar [PICTURED]Mike Tindall stays in Australia with Zara sharing loved-up snap [LATEST]Rod Stewart's heartbreak after losing 'best mates' in two months [RIP]"That's one of the highlights of her career achivements," he continued.During our chat, Steve also discussed his thoughts on I'm A Celebrity...
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home. Her father ascended the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive. She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In 1947, she married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she has four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
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