A royal source has confirmed that the UK’s King Charles will not attend COP27 which is set to be held in Egypt in November as he distances himself from campaigning roles.
Although the King is a passionate environmental campaigner, he has abandoned plans to attend the climate change summit after prime minister Liz TRuss told him to stay away.
Charles had intended to deliver a speech at the meeting of world leaders, just as he did at the opening ceremony of Cop26 in Glasgow calling on leaders to adopt a “warlike footing” to deal with the threat of climate change. Charles reportedly remains determined to make his presence felt at this year’s meeting. A senior royal source told The Times that “just because he is not in physical attendance, that doesn’t mean His Majesty won’t find other ways to support it.”
The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as Cop27, will run from November 6-18.
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