queen elizabeth of britainin the pictureShe said she was upset with world leaders who talked about climate change but did nothing to tackle global warming, and added that it was still not clear who would attend the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.
The Queen’s rare public climate policy foray into major powers came as fears grew that Chinese President Xi Jinping, the leader of the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, would not attend the October 31-November 12 summit.
Western leaders such as US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have repeatedly warned that the world must change to slow climate change, but many environmental activists say leaders talk too much and do too little.
The Queen, who is due to attend the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, in Glasgow, appeared to agree in a conversation captured by a microphone while visiting the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff.
‘Unusual isn’t it?’ The 95-year-old Queen, Duchess of Cornwall, daughter-in-law of Charles, Prince of Wales, said: ‘I’ve heard all about COP. I still don’t know who’s coming… We only know about people’ Who wouldn’t come… It’s really annoying when they talk, but they don’t.”