A royal expert has rubbished suggestions that the Queen was “interfering with politics” when she made a speech at the COP26 climate summit.
Her Majesty had cancelled her attendance at the eco-summit after her doctors ordered her to rest for another two weeks to a further two weeks.
However, her speech was relayed to the evening reception via video link.
Her Majesty said that it was “a source of great pride” to her that the environmental initiatives that her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, had started lived on through Prince Charles and his eldest son Prince William.
Mark Dolan from GB News suggested to royal biographer Robert Jobson that the Queen's speech had "raised eyebrows” by taking a political position on climate change, but Jobson dismissed that.
"The reality is as head of state, she's also head of the nation," he said.
“People talk about it not being political but the very role itself as head of state is a political position.
He added: ”The only issue that she's got to avoid to avoid constitutional problems is not to be bipartisan and both parties agree, Labour and Conservative, they agree on the position of climate change.”
"In fact," he added, "the Labour Party handed in their manifesto in 2019, they wanted reduction by 45% across parties, now they're coming up with a reduction of 50% by 2030.
"She's not really being controversial in that respect because she's not causing a problem between the two major political parties."
Her Majesty, while she has tried to keep her personal politics private, has ample political experience.
“I have been lucky to meet and to know many of the world’s great leaders, and I have perhaps come to understand a little about what made them special," she said in her Cop26 speech.
"It has sometimes been observed that what leaders do for their people today is government and politics. But what they do for the people of tomorrow – that is statesmanship.”
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