Queen Elizabeth rejects Prince Harry in COP26 climate change speech to world leaders

The Queen has sensationally rejected Prince Harry in her speech to world leaders at the COP25 climate conference.

The monarch was unable to attend the UN climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, after he recently fell ill.

Instead, she delivered a stern video message asking some of the world’s most powerful people to consider “future generations” in their decisions during the meeting.

But the message was not without its personal touch, with the Queen praising her late husband, Prince Philip, as well as Princes William and Charles for helping with global warming.


However, Harry, who has also been vocal on environmental issues, was left out of her speech.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attend the 2021 Earthshot Award at Alexandra Palace on October 17, 2021 in London, England.  (Photo by Alberto Pezzali - WPA Pool / Getty Images)
Camera iconPrince William and Duchess Kate at the Earthshot Awards earlier this month. Credit: WPA Pool/Getty pictures

“It’s a source of great pride to me that the leading role my husband played in encouraging people to protect our fragile planet lives on through the work of our eldest son Charles and his eldest son Williams,” she said.

“I could not be more proud of them.”

Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have long considered themselves environmentally conscious, after telling how they planned to limit their family to two children to consider the impact on the planet.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, walked, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speaks at Global Citizen Live in Central Park on Saturday, September 25, 2021 in New York.  (Photo by Evan Agostini / Invision / AP)
Camera iconHarry and Meghan have long campaigned on environmental issues. Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision

In his documentary The Me You Can’t See earlier this year, he described climate change as one of the “most pressing issues” facing the world.

The couple were also named environmental “role models” for their environmental election by the British charity Population Matters in July.

The queen has been asked by doctors to take two weeks of rest after falling ill with a mysterious illness that forced her to spend a night in hospital.

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Charles of the United Kingdom visit the Balmoral Cricket Pavilion to mark the start of the official planting season for the Queen's Green Canopy (QGC) at Balmoral Estate, Scotland on October 1, 2021. - The QGC is a Platinum Jubilee initiative across the UK that will create a lasting legacy in honor of the Queen's 70 years of service to the nation through a network of trees planted in her name.  (Photo: Andrew Milligan / POOL / AFP)
Camera iconProud: The Queen and Prince Charles. Credit: ANDREW MILLIGAN/AFP

Despite the fact that the royals generally rule around political issues, the Queen was pointed out in her remarks to world leaders.

“If the world pollution situation is not critical at the moment, it is as certain as anything can be that the situation will become more and more intolerable in a very short time,” she said.


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