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Cop26: Prince Charles Trips Up Stairs Ahead Of Climate Change Speech

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Cop26: Prince Charles Trips Up Stairs Ahead Of Climate Change Speech

Prince Charles found himself stumbling as he addressed those attending the Cop26 climate change summit.

The heir to the throne, 72, tripped as he made his way up the steps to deliver his barnstorming speech about the environmental problems the world may face.

You can watch a clip below.

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However, despite the Prince’s small misstep, the Duke of Cornwall certainly didn’t stumble on his words as he spoke about urgent action needing to be taken in order to prevent disasters triggered by ongoing global warming.

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us just how devastating a global cross-border threat can be,” he said.

“Climate change and biodiversity loss are no different – in fact, they pose an even greater existential threat, to the extent that we have to put ourselves on what might be called a war-like footing.”

He went on to tell the multiple world leaders who were attending the summit in Glasgow that in order to counter the problem, a “global solution” is required.

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Prince Charles stumbled as he went to address world leaders (Credit: PA Images)
Prince Charles stumbled as he went to address world leaders (Credit: PA Images)

“We also know that countries, many of whom are burdened by growing levels of debt, simply cannot afford to ‘go green.’

“Here, we need a vast military-style campaign to marshal the strength of the global private sector.

‘With trillions at its disposal – far beyond global GDP and, with the greatest respect, beyond even the governments of the world’s leaders – it offers the only real prospect of achieving fundamental economic transition.”

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David Attenborough also attended, delivering a powerful speech at the summit.

“The people living now, who are the generation to come, will look at this conference and consider one thing did that number stop rising and start to drop as a result of decisions made here?” he said.

Prince Charles is urging for countries to go green (Credit: PA Images)
Prince Charles is urging for countries to go green (Credit: PA Images)

"We have every reason to believe the answer can be yes. If working apart we are a force powerful enough to destabilise our planet, surely working together we are powerful enough to save it.

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“In my lifetime I've witnessed a terrible decline. In yours, you could - and should - witness a wonderful recovery.

"That desperate hope is why the world is looking and why you are here."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who spoke at the conference’s opening, likened the fight against climate change to that of a ‘James Bond’ film. 

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: News, Royal Family, Prince Charles

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