Since Queen Elizabeth couldn't attend the COP26 Climate Summit Conference in person, she instead made a passionate speech about the environment, which was released on Monday, November 1. During the clip, the 95-year-old praised her grandson Prince William and her eldest son, Prince Charles, but left out one important person: Prince Harry.
"The impact of the environment on human progress was a subject close to the heart of my dear late husband," she said in the clip, referring to the late Duke who died in April. "If we fail to cope with this challenge, all the other problems will pale into insignificance. It is a source of great pride to me that the leading role my husband played in encouraging people to protect our fragile planet lives on through the work of our eldest son, Charles, and his eldest son, William. I could not be more proud of them."
Of course, people immediately pointed out the snub. One person wrote, “Queen Elizabeth II made no mention of Prince Harry's work on climate change. Throwing massive shade at 95. Huge respect," while another added, "He no longer works in an official capacity as a royal so it makes sense. Was she speaking as grandma or the Queen?"
It's no secret that Prince Harry has been vocal about wanting to save the planet over the years.
While speaking to Oprah Winfrey in March, he said: "Kids growing up in today's world, pretty depressing right. Depending on where you live, you home country is either on fire, it's either underwater, hoses or forests are being flattened."
Meanwhile, William, Charles, Kate Middleton and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Scotland earlier this week, where they will talk about climate change, among other topics.
One of the events William attended was a reception for the Earthshot prize winners — his new initiative.
"Fantastic to finally meet the @EarthshotPrize Finalists in person at @COP26UK 🌎This week at COP we will showcase their incredible innovations to repair our planet. The #EarthshotPrize finalists will also meet members of the Prize’s Global Alliance, some of the world’s largest corporations, philanthropists, and not for profits — who will provide unparalleled support to the Prize Finalists to help scale their solutions. #COP26," a caption read.