Queen Elizabeth’s personal opinion on a major political issue heard
Queen Elizabeth II does not share her personal opinions with the public, but she was heard sharing her thoughts on climate change this week in a private conversation. On Thursday the Queen was recorded speaking with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and Senedd President Elin Jones about the upcoming Cop26 summit in Glasgow and how she is ‘irritated’ by the lack of progress achieved in terms of climate change.
“Heard everything about Cop. I still don’t know who’s coming… no idea,” the Queen was heard to say, The telegraph reports. “We only know the people who don’t come… and it’s really irritating when they talk, but they don’t,” she said of world leaders not doing their part to take care. of the environment. Jones replied, “Exactly, and now is the time to do it, and watch your grandson on TV this morning say there is no point in going to space, we have to save the Earth. ” The queen chuckled and said, “I read about it!”
The Queen’s unsupervised commentary, which would normally remain private, was caught on a live broadcast of the event. She was in Cardiff, Wales on Thursday to open the Senedd, the Welsh Parliament.
On Wednesday, Prince William called on billionaire entrepreneurs engaged in space tourism. “We need some of the greatest brains and minds in the world determined to try to fix this planet, not to try to find the next place to go to live,” he said in an interview with the BBC’s Newscast on same day that William Shatner flew on board. The blue origin of Jeff Bezos.
Prince William also told the BBC Newscast that his son, Prince George, picked up trash at school, but was “confused” and “annoyed” that the trash kept popping up all the time. “And I think for him he was trying to figure out where it was all coming from. He couldn’t figure it out, he was like, ‘Well, we cleaned this up. Why didn’t he go?'” William warned that this would be the case. an “absolute disaster” if George was forced to follow in his footsteps and campaign on environmental issues 30 years from now.
Prince William and his father Prince Charles are expected to address world leaders at Cop26, with experts suggesting the presence of royals will bolster the image of Britain taking the talks seriously. weather. World leaders currently not expected at Cop26 include Vladimir Putin, who said he might not attend due to fears over the coronavirus, although he insisted this week that he “will still be attending. work of the Cop26 ”. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revised his decision to boycott the summit and confirmed he will attend. Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, would not be present.