Published On: Fri, Jun 11th, 2021

Prince Charles turnaround: Prince of Wales forces Boris Johnson U-turn ahead of G7 summit | Royal | News

Prince Charles has sparked a “turnaround” for the Government as he prepares to lead the charge against climate change at this weekend's G7 Summit. Later this evening, the Prince of Wales will host a reception for the G7 leaders and CEOs of some of the world's largest companies to discuss how the private sector can work to tackle the climate crisis. Royal expert Roya Nikkhah noted that Charles' involvement at the global summit is an “interesting turnaround”.

Sky's Adam Boulton said: “It is interesting that the heir to the throne, the Prince of Wales, is being given a platform on his long-standing interest, which is the whole question of environmentalism.

“In the past, you got the impression that he rather embarrassed the government of the today with his enthusiasm.”

Ms Nikkhah responded: “Isn't that an interesting turnaround, Adam?

“I joined him in Davos at the World Economic Forum last year and he met Greta Thunberg and rubbed shoulders with John Kerry.”

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She continued: “He has been pushing his green agenda and sustainability agenda for such a long time.

“And now world leaders and our Prime Minister are starting to see it as a very good thing and that it is not meddling.

“It's very important for him to have Prince William with him tonight as well.

“It shows global leaders and investors, that if you invest in the UK with green agendas, this will be going down the generations and that it is the future of UK policy.”

The group were joined by John Kerry as they pinpointed critical areas of discussion before meeting world leaders in Cornwall.

His son, Prince William, is understood to be highly supportive of his father’s work on the environment.

The Duke has launched some of his own big environmental initiatives, including the Earthshot Prize. 

The royals are out in force at the G7 Summit this weekend, as the Queen also travels down to Cornwall on Friday to attend the G7 leaders' reception at the Eden Project.

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