The queen seems to suggest that she is irritated by the lack of action in combating the climate crisis.
Her remarks surfaced in excerpts from a conversation filmed with a phone camera during a trip to Cardiff to mark the opening of Senedd, Welsh.
Two partially inaudible video clips show the Queen in conversation with the Duchess of Cornwall and Elin Jones, the Speaker of Parliament.
At some point she seems to be talking about the Cop26 climate change conference and it is heard that she doesn’t know who is coming to the event, which starts in Glasgow later this month.
In the clip she said, “I’ve heard all about cop … I still don’t know who’s coming.”
In a separate clip, the Queen seems to say that it is “irritating” when “they talk but don’t do”.
Mrs Jones then appears to be referring to the Duke of Cambridge in her response, saying that she “saw him on TV this morning and said there was no point going into space, we must save the earth”.
William had previously warned at the Cop26 summit not to take “smart words, smart words, but not enough action”.
He said, “I think it’s vital for cop to be very clear and very honest about what the problems are and what the solutions will be.
“We can’t talk smarter, clever words, but not enough deeds.”
William has criticized the space race, saying the world’s greatest minds should instead focus on repairing their own planet.
His comments in an interview with BBC Newscast on BBC Sounds aired the day after Star Trek’s William Shatner made history by becoming the oldest person in space.
The 90-year-old actor, best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk, took off from the Texas desert on Wednesday in a rocket from the space company Blue Origin owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
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