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Annoyed by ‘those who speak but do not act’: Queen Elizabeth II is caught with an open microphone

Queen Elizabeth II expressed her dismay at “world leaders” talking about climate change “without taking any action” in a private conversation about COP26 captured on Thursday, on the sidelines of a speech in the Welsh Parliament.

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When the new session of Welsh Parliament opened on Thursday, the 95-year-old was heard, with her microphone still on, emerging from her usual reserve during a debate with Parliament Speaker, Ellen Jones: ‘Unusual, hasn’t you? Heard about the COP..’ I still don’t know who’s coming. No idea.”

She then continued, “We only know people who don’t come… It’s really annoying when they talk, but they don’t act.”

Among the leaders who have not yet confirmed their attendance at the UN Climate Summit, which will take place for two weeks in Glasgow (Scotland), from October 31, we find Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin. and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prince Charles, the Queen’s son and longtime environmental activist, called on leaders earlier this week to “act on the ground”. And Prince William, his grandson, second in line to the British throne, stepped in, asking for more than ‘beautiful words’.

The Duke of Cambridge attacked the space tourism race on Thursday, saying the “greatest brains and minds in this world [devraient] In an effort, above all, to fix this planet,” the day after star Strek actor William Shatner made a few-minute flight into space aboard a Blue Origin rocket.

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The Speaker of the Welsh Parliament has spoken to the Queen about this rare frontal attack on Prince William, which has been criticized by some. “Yes, I have read [des choses] Elizabeth II answered with a smile.

The Queen, Charles and William are all scheduled to attend the COP26 events. Participants will try to persuade major developing economies to do more to reduce carbon emissions, and get rich countries to release billions of dollars to help poor countries adapt to climate change.