The Prince of Wales has said the queen is “okay,” but added that “when you reach the age of 95, it’s not as easy as it used to be.”
Prince Charles spoke to Sky News at an environmental event in Jordan.
In his first interview after the COP26 climate change summit, he said: “I mean, the difficulty with these exercises is always how to translate commitments into real action. So often there has been a problem in the past.
“But this time the problem is that we can’t continue to fool around anymore because the urgency, as I tried to say, is so great.”
When asked about her mother, a queen who has been unwell in recent weeks and was unable to attend a kenotafi on Sunday because she had twisted her back, she replied, “She’s fine, thank you very much.
“When you reach the age of 95, it’s not as easy as it used to be. It’s bad enough at the age of 73.”
Today he was seen at Windsor Castle met with General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of Defense Staff.
Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall make their first foreign tour since the start of the pandemic and travel to Jordan and Egypt in four days.
The theme of the climate crisis is the central theme of the visit.
The prince explained why, “In this part of the world, they are so challenging on water and everything else.
“Water, food and energy are critical areas here, as they are in many areas. But what investors, of course, like is scale.
“So we’re trying to look at how you can create a regional scale. So more countries together, which offers real opportunities for big investment. But not just in technology, but in nature-based solutions.
“And now there are an awful lot of very ingenious ideas that could be implemented.”
During COP26, the prince expressed his belief that the private sector is the key to financing possible solutions to the climate crisis.
Speaking about his sustainable market initiative, he said: “To speed this up, we need to find – as I am trying to explain – the best ways to bring the public and private sectors together. The private sector with all the trillions that governments don’t really have.
“But governments that can play their part are, I think, things like first and second loss guarantees for risks, currency risk and things – sovereign risk – that are so difficult for so many companies and investors to deal with in some parts.
“So combining these things with real multinational development banks is critical.”