At the request of the Prime Minister, King Charles III will not attend COP27
King Charles III attended COP26 in Glasgow, when he still bore the title of Prince of Wales. The new British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, does not want the monarch to go to the COP27 which will take place in Egypt in November (Archives).
King Charles III will not attend COP27 scheduled for November in Egypt, after the Prime Minister objected to his attendance, Sunday Times reported on Saturday evening. .
The new monarch of the United Kingdom, fervent environmentalist, who has just succeeded his mother Elizabeth II, intended to give a speech at this summit for the climate (from November 6 to 18), according to the British weekly.
But that plan was thwarted by Liz Truss, who opposed it during a personal audience with the King at Buckingham Palace in September.
This information come at a delicate time for the prime minister, in office for less than a month and already in turmoil after budget announcements that turned into a financial fiasco.
Some fear that Ms. Truss backtrack on the country's climate change commitments.
The introduction last week of a bill to amend or remove hundreds of environmental protection laws inherited from the European Union by the end of 2023 acted as the straw breaking the camel's back with environmentalists.
And his cabinet has several ministers who are skeptical of carbon neutrality by 2050, as prescribed by the Paris Agreement.
According to the Sunday Times, the Prime Minister will not attend COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh.
At COP26 held in 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland, Elizabeth II, the future King Charles III and his son William were present.
A source royal told the newspaper that it was no mystery that the king was invited to COP27.
But he had to think very seriously about the steps to be taken. cross for his first overseas tour, and the climate summit will not be part of it.
In the UK In the United Kingdom, all official visits abroad by members of the Royal Family are carried out in accordance with government advice.