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The Queen has been caught fuming at world leaders who look set to dodge a vital UN climate summit.
A left-on microphone overheard Her Majesty saying at the Welsh parliament yesterday that the poor attendance predicted from some quarters for the upcoming COP26 event is "irritating".
In the private conversation, which was accidentally broadcast over a livestream, he also aimed her fire at those on the world stage who "talk but don't do" when it comes to the fight against global warming.
The British monarch will attend the conference in Glasgow next month with her son Prince Charles, and grandson Prince William.
A host of world leaders and climate activists, including the famous 'school striker' teenager Greta Thunberg, US President Joe Biden, and Canada's Justin Trudeau are also expected to show.
She said after the official opening of the sixth session of the Welsh Senedd on Thursday: “Extraordinary isn’t it.
“I’ve been hearing all about COP… 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.”
The conversation was overheard between the Queen and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, as well as presiding Senedd officer Elin Jones.
Some have interpreted her comments as an attack Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who has said he might not turn up.
Prince Charles told the BBC on Tuesday that he was "shocked" at the Aussie snub, saying that it would be "catastrophic" if nations did not band together to take action after the all-important meetings in Scotland.
Other leaders like President Xi Jinping of China and Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro have also not stated yet whether they intend to go.
President Vladmir Putin of Russia has said he will not go, but may send an envoy.
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