Wed. Oct 27th, 2021

In an extraordinary intervention, the Queen called leaders in countries including China and Russia ‘annoying’ for not committing to next month’s COP26 climate conference

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The Queen is annoyed that planet-polluting leaders can skip a UN climate summit.

Her Majesty will attend COP26 in Glasgow with Princes Charles and William, who say their son George cares about waste.

She said of world leaders like Russian President Putin who did not commit: “It’s annoying.”

The leaders of countries including China and Russia have been called “annoying” by the Queen for not committing to next month’s UN climate conference.

The monarch, 95, spoke of her dismay just weeks before global heads of state and environmentalists, including activist Greta Thunberg, discussed the climate emergency at COP26 in Glasgow.

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She said after the official opening of the sixth session of the Welsh Parliament in Cardiff today: “It is not extraordinary.

“I have heard all about the COP, [we] still do not know who is coming, no idea.

“We only know about people who do not come, and it’s really annoying when they talk, but they do not.”

Her Majesty will attend the event with Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.



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She spoke today to her daughter-in-law, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Elin Jones, President of the Welsh Senate.

Her comments could be seen as an attack on national leaders, including Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who says he is not allowed to attend.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, the world’s most polluting nation, has also refused to confirm whether he wants to travel.



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The same is true of Brazil’s science – denying president, Jair Bolsonaro, who recently declared his refusal to be vaccinated.

President Vladimir Putin is also currently on the list of non-attendees, although it is believed that Russia may send a presidential envoy.

PM Boris Johnson, US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will all be there.

The Prince of Wales has called on Morrison to attend, saying the 26th Conference of the Parties could be the “last chance” for the world to act.



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The coming king warned of a “catastrophic” impact on the planet if no stronger action was taken. He will hope to exert some influence on the week-long event with a landmark speech.

Prince William launched a globally ambitious project labeled the Earthshot Award to find and reward the most ambitious solutions to the planet’s greatest challenges.

On Sunday, he will preside over the program’s first awards ceremony in London and deliver the first five of the £ 50 1 million awards over the next decade to those who do the most to help the climate crisis.



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He today turned to billionaires like Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Tesla CEO Elon Musk to pursue expensive and environmentally harmful space travel instead of helping solve the climate crisis.

He said on the BBC Newscast podcast: “We need some of the world’s biggest brains and minds determined to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.”

The father of Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte seven and Prince Louis, two, called for the kind of “cooperation, coordination, science, research” that has developed Covid-19 vaccines.



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He added: “It would be an absolute disaster if George in 30 years is still here and says the same thing, because then we are too late.”

Buckingham Palace did not comment on the Queen’s remarks, but royal sources said it was a “rare intervention” in diplomatic matters.

Her late husband Prince Philip, who died in April at the age of 99, trumpeted the need to protect the planet for decades.


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