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The Queen

The Queen is picked up on microphone calling world leaders “irritating” in rare diplomatic intervention


The Queen has been picked up on microphone calling world leaders irritating in regards to climate change.

In a candid intervention ahead of next month’s COP26 climate change conference in Scotland, Her Majesty expressed her frustration that the leaders of some of the most polluting countries on the planet may skip the summit.

The Queen will attend the COP26 summit, organised by the United Nations, alongside many members of her family including the Prince of Wales & the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge.

Speaking on a visit to Wales, The Queen was heard saying that “it’s irritating” The leaders of countries including Australia, China and Russia have failed to to commit the conference.

Speaking to the Duchess of Cornwall and Llywydd of the Senedd Elin Jones, Her Majesty said: “Extraordinary isn’t it?

“I’ve been hearing all about COP, we still don’t know who is coming – no idea.

“We only know about people who are not coming and it’s really irritating when they talk, but they don’t do.”

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson declined to comment on Her Majesty’s remarks, but royal sources told the Daily Mirror that her words offered a “rare intervention” into diplomatic matters.