King Charles III won’t attend COP27 in Egypt, following PM Truss advice
King Charles III will not attend and deliver a speech at the COP27 climate change summit in Egypt, after Prime Minister Liz Truss objected to his participation, the Sunday Times reported on Saturday evening.
The decision was according to the norm in Britain that all official foreign visits of members of the royal family take place on the advice of the government.
Truss has contested his intentions during a personal meeting with the king at Buckingham Palace in September, while the palace has confirmed on the news.
Despite the expected absence the king hopes to be able to contribute in some way in the conference, as he has a long history of campaigning for better environmental conservation, organic farming, and tackling climate change.
The king is an environmental advocate and he was planning to address this climate summit, which scheduled to be held between 16-18 November, according to the British newspaper.
Charles III has played an active role in previous environmental summits, as he delivered the opening speech at Cop21 in Paris in 2015.
In addition to that he called for a vast military-style campaign to fight climate change and urging world leaders to commit trillions, not billions, of dollars.
He also convened world leaders and businesses to encourage them to sign up to the landmark Paris climate agreement before the summit.
Noteworthy, Britain hosted the last climate summit in the Scottish city of Glasgow, while King Charles, Queen Elizabeth II and his son William spoke at the event.