Queen to attend UN climate summit in Glasgow in November

Her Majesty The Queen, and Prime Minister, Boris Johnson earlier this year speaking to guests at the G7 leaders summit reception & dinner at the Eden Project. Picture by Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street

World leaders will be joined by Her Majesty The Queen at the summit in Glasgow, say organisers, with the head of the conference saying he is “absolutely delighted.”

The 95-year-old monarch will join world leaders at the event which was originally due to take place in November last year but was postponed due to the Covid pandemic.

It will now be held at the Scottish Events Campus from 1-12 November.

The summit is expected to attract 120 heads of state, including US President Joe Biden.

A statement from the official Twitter account for the United Nations event said:

“We are pleased to announce that Her Majesty The Queen will be attending #COP26.”

Alok Sharma, who is president of the COP26 conference, replied:

“Absolutely delighted that Her Majesty the Queen will attend #COP26.”

The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Leaders from 196 countries and around 20,000 accredited delegates are expected to attend COP26.

For more details on COP26 click here.

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