Viewers took to Twitter to defend the Queen’s decision not to attend the summit on November 1.
Shrimpsy added: “Let’s face it this is the Queen with the best health team in the world, don’t keep on about her age, she’s 95 not dead and definitely not stupid.”
Estella Joyce remarked: “No, the Queen isn’t going to attend #COP26. I don’t feel this is a big deal. Yes, she was in hospital overnight but she’s 95 for god’s sake! All this pathetic speculation about the reasons for it is completely unnecessary.”
Prince Charles and Prince William, both keen environmental campaigners, will now take over the hosting of the event, alongside their wives the Duchess of Cornwall and Duchess of Cambridge.
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