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The Queen has urged world leaders to “rise above the politics of the moment, and achieve true statesmanship” at the COP26 summit.

 

In a recorded video message, the 95-year-old asked politicians in attendance to create a “safer, stabler future” for the planet and paid tribute to her “dear late husband, Prince Philip.”

 

“It is a source of great pride to me that the leading role my husband played in encouraging people to protect our fragile planet, lives on through the work of our eldest son Charles and his eldest son William.

 

“I could not be more proud of them.”

 

The 95-year-old said the “impact of the environment on human progress was a subject close to the heart” of the Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April aged 99 after more than 70 years married to the Queen.

 

Her Majesty had been scheduled to attend the United Nations conference in Glasgow, but had to pull out at the last minute due to a health scare.

 

She instead pre-recorded her address last…



Source: Linda Ikeji

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