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King Charles III won’t attend the COP 27 climate summit in Egypt next month

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King Charles III wont attend the COP 27 climate summit in Egypt next month

King Charles III won’t attend the COP27 climate summit in Egypt next month, after reports he was advised not to by British Prime Minister Liz Truss.

King Charles III will not attend the COP 27 climate summit

The new monarch is a long-time environmental campaigner and had shown he would attend the current year’s event.

The palace told that advice had been looked for by King Charles III and given by Ms. Liz Truss, and it was “with mutual friendship and respect there was agreement that the King would not attend”.

The decision was made after Ms. Liz Truss objected at a meeting with the King at Buckingham Palace last month.

Cabinet minister Simon Clarke told Times Radio “the suggestions … that he was ordered to stay away are simply not true”.

He additionally dismissed ideas Ms. Liz Truss didn’t want King Charles III to attend because she intends to water down Britain’s climate goals.

He said the government is committed to its net-zero carbon emissions 2050 target.

Under the standards that govern Britain’s constitutional monarchy, the sovereign is banned from interfering in politics.

Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood said he trusted “common sense” could win out and the King could attend the event, asking “can we really go from hosting COP26 to benching soft power at COP27?”

Before Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, there had been speculation King Charles III would make a trip to the summit as the Prince of Wales.

King Charles III talked at COP26 in Glasgow last year, as did his late mother, yet his participation at the current year’s conference was rarely affirmed.

As Prince of Wales, he was blamed for interfering in government affairs, including charges he improperly campaigned against government ministers.

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As King, he recognized he will have less opportunity to advocate for his causes.

“My life will, of course, change as I take up my new responsibilities,” King Charles III said in a televised address after his mother’s death.

“It will no longer be possible for me to give so much of my time and energies to the charities and issues for which I care so deeply. But I know this important work will go on in the trusted hands of others.”

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