'Eco-warriors' Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to miss climate conference as Queen, Charles, William and Kate attend

"ECO-WARRIORS" Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will miss this year's COP26 climate change conference in November.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will skip the highly anticipated Glasgow climate event, while the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, William and Kate are all set to attend.


Up to 25,000 people are expected from around the world for the event, with up to 200 countries attending to try and set major climate change goals to stop global warming.

The Royal announcement comes weeks after Harry and Meghan attended the star-studded Global ­Citizen Live concert in New York — dubbed “Wokestock” — which demanded tough new eco laws to halve US emissions by 2030.

It also pressed the “wealthiest nations” to deliver on a £70billion-a-year pledge to help developing countries go green.

But the couple faced criticism for climbing aboard a gas-guzzling Dassault Falcon 2000 jet to fly back to their £11million mansion in Montecito, California, shortly after the concert finished.

Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, have not ventured to the UK together since they ditched the country for a life across the pond last year.

And it appears they don't plan on changing their boycott of Britain any time soon – with the pair failing to be mentioned in the Royal Family's official announcement.

The statement read: "The Queen and members of the Royal Family will attend COP26, in Glasgow.

"The Queen, the Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend events in Glasgow for the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference between Monday 1st November to Friday 5th November, 2021."

Prince Charles is known for his love of conservation and interest in the natural word.

Meghan and Harry have also been vocal in combatting climate change in the past.

MISSING OUT

In May, Harry told Oprah Winfrey for an Apple+ TV series: “I believe even more that climate change and mental health are two of the most pressing issues that we’re facing.”

Harry added: “With kids growing up in today’s world — pretty depressing depending on where you live, your home country is either on fire, it’s either underwater, houses or forests are being flattened.”

During a speech in December to mark the launch of a new Netflix-style environment platform,  the Prince urged people to be more “like raindrops” in the fight against climate change.

He added: “Every single raindrop that falls from the sky relieves the parched ground. What if every single one of us was a raindrop, and if every single one of us cared?

“At the end of the day, nature is our life source . . . but you can’t uplift, educate and inspire unless there is a form of action that  follows.”

He also hit out at those who talk about taking action on the environment without ever following up their words.


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