Queen ElizabethAt the Welsh Parliament’s opening in Cardiff, Thursday saw a kind of hot mic.

She was heard talking with Camilla, Duchess, of Cornwall and Elin Jones, a Welsh politician, about the forthcoming United Nations conference on climate change ().COP26() In Glasgow, Scotland where leaders from around the world will meet to discuss climate change.

“I’ve been hearing all about COP … still don’t know who is coming … no idea,” the monarch appeared to sayOn video by Daily Mirror reporter Russell MeyersIt is. “We only know about people who are not coming. … It’s really irritating when they talk, but they don’t do.”

“Exactly,” Jones responded. “It’s a time for doing. And watching your grandson on the television this morning saying there’s no point going to space, we need to save the Earth …”

“Yes, I read about it,” the queen replies.

Jones was making reference to comments Prince William made. during an interview with the BBC on Thursday

“We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live,” he said.

Buckingham Palace had no comment or clarification on the queen’s remarks when reached by HuffPost on Friday.

The queen rarely ― if ever ― publicly shares an opinion, and her role is a politically neutral one.

Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary told Sky News that “comments made in private should stay private,” in reference to the monarch’s conversation getting media attention.

“We all share the desire to see progress made and we know there will be hundreds of leaders coming to Glasgow for COP,” he said.

The queen’s reported comments echo Prince Charles’ conversation with BBCHe spoke out earlier in the week to tell outlets that he worried about leaders “just talk,”Instead of just attending the summit, do it.

“The problem is to get action on the ground,” the royal said, while empathizing with activists who are upset.

“All these young people feel nothing is ever happening, so of course they’re going to get frustrated,” Charles, a longtime environmental advocate, added. “I totally understand because nobody would listen, and they see their future being totally destroyed.”

Prince William, Prince Harry and Charles also voiced concern about the environment this week.

The Duke of Cambridge’s interview with BBC “Newscast” continues to make front pages around the globeHe will then announce on Sunday the winner of his inaugural prize. Earthshot Prize, which is “designed to incentivize change and help to repair our planet over the next 10 years.”

On Thursday, Harry launched a campaign ― alongside the nonprofit group Re:Wild ― to stop the Canadian oil company ReconAfrica from drilling in Africa’s Okavango River Basin.

Reinhold Mangundu (a Namibian environmentalist) and the Duke of Sussex co-authored an article. The Washington Post about the company’s plans for the basin all the ways in which drilling would affect the people and animals that live there.

Despite the royals’ continued activism in the environmental space, members of the family have been and still are routinely criticized for taking private planes and helicopters for travelAs a result, they have vast estates and as The Guardian recently reported, are very wealthy. secretly lobbying to remain exempt from climate laws

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