Prince Charles takes swipe at Scott Morrison: 'Is that what he says?'

Prince Charles has given a bold response after being told Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison remained on the fence about attending the upcoming COP26 climate change summit in Scotland.

Scott Morrison said he was ‘yet to decide’ whether to attend, recently telling the West Australian: "It’s another trip overseas... and I’ve spent a lot of time in quarantine."

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales
Prince Charles is urging world leaders to attend the UN Climate Change Conference in November. Photo: Getty

During an interview with the BBC, Prince Charles was told about Morrison's thoughts, with the future king of England appearing to take a subtle swipe at the PM.

"Is that what he says?" Charles responded, adding that this meeting is a "last chance saloon", as the current climate situation "is already beginning to be catastrophic".

"They just talk, and the problem is to get action on the ground, which is what I've been trying to do the last 40 years by bringing people together from every kind of industry and walk of life," he added.


His message comes just weeks ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) which is set to begin on Sunday 31st October in Glasgow, with guests including US president Joe Biden, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and the Pope, as well as The Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has not confirmed his attendance at the Climate change conference. Photo: Getty

Prince Charles has long been an advocate for climate change, sharing his passion since he gave his first environmental speech 50 years ago.

Most recently, Charles signed a deal with Amazon Prime Video in order to get his RE:TV environment programming in front of a bigger audience, after it was first piloted on its own content platform last year.

The channel on Amazon Prime Video will focus solely on green issues, offering "solutions working to accelerate a more sustainable future".

"I hope that with this partnership with Prime Video we can bring these inspiring innovations and ideas to a wider audience and demonstrate together what is possible in the pursuit of a sustainable future," Charles, who serves as editor-in-chief of RE:TV, said in a statement.

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