Queen Elizabeth II Will Not Attend COP26 Climate Change Summit

Queen Elizabeth II will not attend the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow next week, the Buckingham Palace announced on Oct. 26.

The Buckingham Palace said that the Queen “regretfully” decided to cancel her appearance at the summit on Nov. 1, following medical advice to rest.

A palace source said the decision was taken as a “sensible precaution,” according to Sky News.

Instead, the Queen will deliver a recorded video address.

Other members of the Royal family — Prince Charles, Prince Williams, and Kate Middleton — are still planning to attend the summit, according to reports.

The decision came after the 95-year-old monarch had her first overnight stay at a medical facility in eight years last Oct. 20 after she “reluctantly” canceled a two-day trip to Northern Ireland.

An expert team of royal physicians is currently looking after the Queen.

The Buckingham Palace also said that the Queen has returned to her “light duties” on Oct. 26, greeting South Korean and Swiss ambassadors via video link from Windsor Castle on Oct. 26.

The Queen is also expected to speak with Chancellor Rishi Sunak ahead of the budget, as is tradition.


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