Where is Emmanuel Macron?
Yesterday’s evening reception was not attended by the French President, who is currently at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26).
World leaders including Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Angela Merkel and Justin Trudeau capped off the first day of the conference with a lavish royal reception at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum with Prince Charles, Prince William, Kate Middleton and the Duchess of Cornwall all in attendance.
However, Macron, who was pictured earlier in day talking with Boris Johnson at conference, had disappeared and could no longer be seen in any photographs of the event.
His apparent absence comes amid tensions between France & the triumvirate consisting of Australia, the UK and US over the submarine contract row. Britain and France are also locked in bitter dispute over post Brexit fishing rights.
Emmanuel Macron was absent from the lavish evening reception that marked the opening of the COP26 summit. However, world leaders took a group picture during a lavish reception.
The conference’s first day ended with a glamorous reception at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Prince Charles and Prince William were there, as was Kate Middleton and Duchess Cornwall.
Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron were at odds in Glasgow Monday morning as the PM received the French President to the COP26 Climate Change Summit. This was amid a furious Anglo/French row about fishing rights.
Macron was even seen laughing with Prince Charles hours earlier on Monday. But he has apparently disappeared and didn’t show up at the royal reception
Numerous world leaders attended, including the US President Joe Biden (left side with Prince William) as well as German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right side with the Duchess Of Cornwall).
Yesterday, Macron confirmed that France would not take any retaliatory actions against Britain in the bitter dispute between the two countries over post-Brexit fish rights.
He stated that discussions between France, Britain and the European Commission would continue tomorrow and denied any retaliation against Britain as ‘it’s still not while we negotiate that we’re going impose sanctions.
After meeting Scott Morrison, an Australian PM, at the COP26 conference, Macron decided to rescind his retaliatory measures. He had publicly called Scott Morrison a liar over his role in the submarine row.
When asked by reporters during the climate summit if Morrison lied before tearing up a submarine contract worth $90billion – a move Joe Biden described as ‘clumsy,’ President Macron replied: “I don’t think. I know.”
Although the cause of Macron’s disappearance remains a mystery, it is possible that Macron was influenced by his publicized quarrels at the event with many world leaders.
As they arrive in Glasgow for the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, Boris Johnson, Britain’s Prime Minster, greets Scott Morrison from Australia. When asked by reporters whether Morrison had lied to him about the $90billion submarine contract, President Macron responded: “I don’t think, I know.”
When the pair met in Rome last Wednesday, Scott Morrison, the Australian Prime Minister, and Emmanuel Macron, French President (left), exchanged awkward handshakes.
At the start of the evening the Queen urged world leaders to ‘earn a place in history’ and ‘answer the call of those future generations’ in an impassioned speech to representatives.
Her Majesty, 95, who was forced to miss the conference after her overnight stay in hospital last monthVideo message from, to leaders: “To rise above the politics and achieve true statesmanship”
After the powerful speech by the monarch, the Prime Minster stated: “What we’ve got today is, as Her Majesty alluded, the largest gathering ever of world leaders in this nation since the foundation of UN at the end-of-the Second World War. It’s quite an extraordinary historical event.
“But in some ways, what are we doing today is even more significant, because we face nothing else than a mortal danger to our planet and civilisation, to the way we live.
The Queen urged world leaders to ‘earn a place in history’ and ‘to rise above the politics of the moment in her address to leaders at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow yesterday evening