Britain's queen irritated by leaders who are just talk on climate change


FILE PHOTO: Britain's Queen Elizabeth attends the opening ceremony of the sixth session of the Senedd in Cardiff, Britain October 14, 2021. Jacob King/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth has been overheard saying that she was irritated by world leaders who talk about climate change but then do very little or nothing to address the crisis.

The queen, who is due to attend the 26th United Nations climate change conference, COP26, in Glasgow, said she still did not know who was coming.

"Extraordinary isn’t it. I’ve been hearing all about Cop," the 95-year-old monarch told Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the wife of her son, Charles, Prince of Wales and the presiding officer of the Welsh assembly. "Still don’t know who is coming..."

"We only know about people who are not coming... It's really irritating when they talk, but they don't do," Elizabeth said in a conversation picked up by a microphone.

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by John Stonestreet)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In World

Thousands march against COVID restrictions in northwest Europe
At least 20 killed as bus swept away by flood waters in Kenya
More than 40,000 march in Vienna against coronavirus lockdown
Biden and Putin to hold video call on Tuesday about Ukraine
Hundreds more migrants leave Belarus on Iraq-bound flight
Brazil's Rio cancels New Year celebration as pandemic continues
Thousands protest over Dutch coronavirus restrictions
Pecresse wins French conservative ticket for presidential election
Germany's Social Democrats back coalition agreement
Erdogan says he hopes Turkish lira will steady soon

Others Also Read


Vouchers