Even if Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II of England has big regrets, she will not be attending the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow which starts this weekend. “Her Majesty is disappointed not to attend the reception but will deliver an address to the assembled delegates via a recorded video message,” a Buckingham Palace statement informed. It was also said the decision was taken as a “sensible precaution”. The monarch had been scheduled to attend events in Scotland as part of a flurry of royal COP26 engagements involving the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge between 1 and 5 November. The COP26 global climate summit in Glasgow in November is seen as crucial for preventing or at least limiting the climate change.
The Queen met on video the South Korean ambassador Gunn Kim and separately, the ambassador from the Swiss Confederation, Markus Leitner, at the Windsor Castle. She is currently being looked after by the Medical Household, her expert team of royal physicians. Queen Elizabeth is also missing out on one of the simple pleasures of her life, walking her dogs every day in Windsor Great Park. Her Majesty has two corgi puppies and a dorgi. The official line from the palace remains that the queen is in good spirits. The 95-year-old monarch underwent preliminary medical checks in hospital last Wednesday.