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Queen Elizabeth pulls out of Cop26 climate conference in Scotland

Queen Elizabeth has pulled out of hosting the Cop26 climate change summit in Glasgow.

The 95-year-old was due to travel to Scotland for the event on Monday, but will now record a speech later this week that will be played to leaders.

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A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said: “Following advice to rest, the Queen has been undertaking light duties at Windsor Castle.”

“Her Majesty has regretfully decided that she will no longer travel to Glasgow to attend the evening reception of Cop26 on Monday, 1st November.”

“Her Majesty is disappointed not to attend the reception but will deliver an address to the assembled delegates via a recorded video message.”

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It emerged last week that the Queen spent the night in hospital on October 20th, following advice from her medical team.

She missed the centenary event in Northern Ireland last week, but returned to work today, carrying out virtual audiences from Windsor Castle.

IMAGE – “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II” by Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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