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These photos are bananas! Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip feed elephants at zoo

by MC Suhocki / / Source: TODAY

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They say that elephants never forget, and one elephant at the Whipsnade Zoo in England will always remember being fed by Queen Elizabeth II.

Donna the elephant received bananas from both the queen and her husband, Prince Philip, on Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the new Elephant Centre.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip feed an elephant
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip feed Donna, a 7-year-old Asian Elephant during a visit to open the new Centre for Elephant Care at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on April 11, 2017 in Dunstable, United Kingdom.WPA Pool / Getty Images

Donna appears to be smiling as the queen feeds her a banana, because how else are you supposed to react when the queen hands you a snack?

Philip got in on the ele-fun and treated the elephant to a banana as well.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip feed an elephant
Prince Philip got in on the elephant feeding fun!WPA Pool / Getty Images

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The queen, the Patron of the Zoological Society of London, also met with her elephant namesake, a baby named after her to mark her 90th birthday.

Eight month old elephant called 'Elizabeth'
An 8-month-old elephant called 'Elizabeth' (named after the Queen) plays in the sand ahead of the Queen's visit to the zooChris Jackson / Getty Images

Elizabeth and Philip also watched the elephant team file the animals' nails and conduct other daily activities.

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To make the opening of the new Elephant Centre official, the queen unveiled a special plaque and received a bouquet of flowers from a young boy whose father works at the zoo.

Queen Elizabeth II accepts a bouquet of flowers
Queen Elizabeth II accepts a bouquet from 4-year-old Arthur Craft who's father works at the zoo.WPA Pool / Getty Images

We can only hope that Prince George and Princess Charlotte will tag along on the queen's next visit to the zoo!

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