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King Charles drops plans to attend Cop27 climate summit after Liz Truss’s objection

Buckingham Palace also confirmed that King Charles III will not attend Cop27 in Egypt

By Web Desk
October 02, 2022

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King Charles III has escaped plans to attend climate change summit COP27 in Egypt, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

The new monarch’s decision to miss the major climate change summit came after UK Prime Minister Liz Truss ‘advised’ the King not to attend, The Sunday Times reported on late Saturday.

King Charles, who is a prominent campaigner of climate change for more than 50 years, wanted to give a speech at the conference in Egypt in November.

As per the report, Truss advised the King during a personal audience held last month. “He had to think very carefully about what steps to take for his first overseas tour, and he is not going to be attending Cop,” a royal source told the outlet.

The decision was made “entirely in the spirit of being ever-mindful as King that he acts on government advice.”

Another source claimed that, “It sounds like Charles is not being given the choice. That is an error of judgement on the part of the government.”

Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace statement read, “With mutual friendship and respect there was agreement that the King would not attend the summit."