Queen Elizabeth II (95) has canceled her planned visit to next week’s world climate summit COP26 in Glasgow. “Her Majesty has decided with regret that she will not travel to Glasgow to attend a reception at COP26 on Monday,” Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday evening.
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Rani is disappointed, but will send a video message. The heir to the throne, Prince Charles, is still expected at COP with his wife Camilla, as are Prince William and Duchess Kate. Over the past few weeks and months, British royals have repeatedly spoken out in favor of more climate protection.
After a medically scheduled break, the Queen made her first virtual appointments at Windsor Castle on Wednesday. Last week, the monarch canceled a trip to Northern Ireland and spent a night in hospital for a medical examination. After that, she took a few days off and waited for the results.
Concerns about the health of the 95-year-old queen had risen in the past few weeks after she came with a walking stick in two visits. (dpa)
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