Royal blue! Queen arrives for Champions Day at Ascot

Royal blue! Queen arrives for Champions Day at Ascot

10/16/2021

Royal blue! Queen looks radiant in a vibrant matching hat and coat as she arrives for Champions Day at Ascot – after rare public intervention on climate inaction

  • Queen, 95, appeared in great spirits when arriving at Ascot racecourse for Champions Day this afternoon 
  • It comes after Her Majesty made a rare public intervention on the climate change crisis on Thursday
  • The monarch made the pointed comment while attending the opening of the Welsh parliament in Cardiff 

The Queen looked radiant in a traditional blue ensemble as she arrived at Ascot racecourse on Saturday to enjoy the QIPCO British Champions Day.

It comes after Her Majesty, 95, made a rare public intervention on the climate change crisis on Thursday, saying she is ‘irritated’ by people who ‘talk but don’t do’.

She made the pointed comment while attending the opening of the Welsh parliament in Cardiff, and was speaking to the Duchess of Cornwall and Elin Jones, the parliament’s presiding officer, when her remarks were picked up on the event’s live stream.

The Queen referred to the upcoming Cop26 climate change conference in Glasgow, which she and other senior royals are due to attend. She said: ‘Extraordinary isn’t it… I’ve been hearing all about Cop… still don’t know who is coming… no idea. We only know about people who are not coming… It’s really irritating when they talk, but they don’t do.’

Looking perfectly poised, the monarch, dressed in a flattering blue ensemble, was seen arriving at the Ascot racehorse in Berkshire today to watch the racing events unfold.


The Queen (pictured) looked radiant in a traditional blue ensemble as she arrived at Ascot racecourse on Saturday to enjoy the QIPCO British Champions Day

Her Majesty fended off the colder weather with a pair of black gloves and wore sensible, mid-height heels ahead of the busy day at Ascot, which is described as one of the ‘most prestigious events in the British sporting calendar’. 

Meanwhile, the Queen’s comments suggesting she is irritated by a lack of action in tackling the climate crisis marked a rare intervention in a public debate. 

Her Majesty is believed to share concerns in government about who will attending Cop26 in just two weeks time after Boris Johnson was warned China’s President Xi would not be there in person.

Organisers fear his snub could lead to China refusing to set new climate change goals amid the ongoing global energy crisis.



It comes after Her Majesty (pictured), 95, made a rare public intervention on the climate change crisis on Thursday, saying she is ‘irritated’ by people who ‘talk but don’t do’


The Queen (pictured) made the pointed comment while attending the opening of the Welsh parliament in Cardiff, and was speaking to the Duchess of Cornwall and Elin Jones, the parliament’s presiding officer, when her remarks were picked up on the event’s live stream

Others still not confirmed to be attending the UN conference are Australian prime minister Scott Morrison and Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro have also not committed to being in Glasgow for the event.

US President Joe Biden confirmed only yesterday that he will attend. America’s charge d’affaires to the UK, Philip Reeker, said the summit in Glasgow will be ‘a pivotal moment on the road towards a more secure, prosperous and sustainable future for our planet’.

How if China does not commit to new action, the prospect of keeping global warming to 1.5C could well be scuppered. The country is responsible for 27 per cent of global carbon emissions. 

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