Queen Elizabeth II marked the start of COP26 by delivering a video message .

As Queen Elizabeth II pulled out of the COP26 conference after she was advised by doctors to rest which was a huge blow to the United Nations climate summit which was held in Glasgow .

In a video message to the COP26 gathering in Glasgow , the 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth II said that nations had overcome insurmountable problems and adversity throughout history by cooperating.

“It has sometimes been observed that what leaders do for their people today is government and politics,” she said. “But what they do for the people of tomorrow — that is statesmanship.”

She said that the environment had been a subject “close to the heart” of her late husband, Prince Philip ,  the Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April Calling for world leaders to find common ground, she said that “the time for words has now moved to the time for action.”

Prince Charles and Prince William are both attending the global climate conference, which has been deemed as a vital gathering to observe contributions and pledges of governments towards climate change. The Queen also paid tribute to her ‘dear late husband’ Prince Philip and recalled him with ‘great pride’ for raising awareness about environmental issues more than 50 years ago. The Queen also hoped that the Summit’s legacy would be recognised as a shift from words to actions.

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