Prince Charles to join world leaders at G20 summit in Rome

Clarence House has announced that the Prince of Wales will meet with world leaders at the G20 summit this weekend.

Presidents and Prime Ministers gather in Rome for a meeting of the world’s leading economies on the eve of the UN Climate Change Conference Cop26, which officially opens in Scotland on Monday.

Charles will deliver the opening speech at the Glasgow Summit and has already warned world leaders going to Cop26 that action is expected from them.

In the Italian capital, the prince will attend the welcome reception and dinner on Saturday evening in the Quirinale Palace, the official residence of Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

The group that will greet the prince and other leaders will include President Mattarella and his daughter Laura Mattarella, and Prime Minister Mario Draghi and his wife Maria Serena Cappello.

Charles, who last visited Rome in 2019 to attend the canonization of Cardinal John Henry Newman, will join the guides for an official photo before attending the private reception and dinner.

During the G20 summit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call on the leaders of the world’s largest economies to meet their commitments to reduce harmful carbon emissions.

Downing Street said he would say that the countries that have contributed the most to global warming should hold themselves accountable to the nations that are now facing the most dire consequences.

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