Why The Queen And Duchess Kate Are Traveling To Scotland Next Month
The Queen will be making a visit to Glasgow next month for the COP26 summit, and she will be joined by two other senior royals, as per Buckingham Palace.
The 95-year-old monarch will go to Scotland with the Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, where they will attend events for the COP26, United Nations Climate Change Conference, which starts from Monday 1st till Friday 5th.
This will mark the first joint engagement for the senior royals since they joined world leaders at the G7 Summit in Cornwall in June.
The Queen spent most of the summer at her Scottish estate, Balmoral, only returning to Windsor Castle last weekend. On the first day of the COP26 summit, she is scheduled to attend a reception which will mark the beginning of her busy autumn schedule.
The Queen has already addressed the summit, as earlier this month she spoke at the opening ceremony of the sixth session of the Scottish Parliament, saying: “Next month, I will be attending COP26 events in Glasgow. The eyes of the world will be on the United Kingdom – and Scotland in particular – as leaders come together to address the challenges of climate change.
“There is a key role for the Scottish Parliament, as with all parliaments, to help create a better, healthier future for us all, and to engage with the people they represent, especially our young people.”
At the beginning of the month the Queen welcomed the Royal Regiment of the Canadian Artillery at Windsor Castle, while this Thursday, she was joined by her youngest son, the Earl of Wessex, at Buckingham Palace to launch The Queen’s Baton Relay for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The other royals that will be joining her to Scotland have also been busy, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joining Prince Charles and Camilla last week on the red carpet for the world premiere of James Bond: No Time To Die.