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

by Reuters
Friday, 15 October 2021 07:21 GMT

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attends a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of the Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey, London, Britain October 12, 2021. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

Image Caption and Rights Information

The queen, who is due to attend the U.N.'s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, says she still did not know who was coming

LONDON, Oct 15 (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)

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.