There will be a huge climate change summit next month in Scotland. Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will all attend, rubbing shoulders with leaders from all over the world.
Despite making a very public spectacle of themselves in New York City last month, Harry and Meghan did not merit an invitation.
As part of their post-Megxit life, Harry and Meghan have in part championed the cause of climate change. As part of that effort, and to promote vaccine equity, the couple very publicly met with city, state and even one world leader at the U.N. They even met with the global organization’s deputy secretary-general, Amina Mohammed.
But apparently their meeting with Mohammed did not leave much of an impression.
The COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, will meet in Glasgow in the first couple of days of November.
It’s the second time that the most senior members of the family have gathered for an international event, as in the summer the British royals helped to host the G7 event.
Of the meeting, Her Majesty said, “Next month, I will be attending COP26 events in Glasgow. The eyes of the world will be on the United Kingdom – and Scotland in particular – as leaders come together to address the challenges of climate change.
“There is a key role for the Scottish Parliament, as with all parliaments, to help create a better, healthier future for us all, and to engage with the people they represent, especially our young people.”
If Harry and Meghan are the leaders that they think they are and we’ve been told they are, why weren’t they invited?
Last month in NYC, the couple were certainly acting as if they were foreign royals on tour. Doing photo calls with an obnoxiously large security attachment, wearing a $100k wardrobe and moments of showing fake sympathy for those more less fortunate than themselves.
Clearly, despite the very public display of influence and self-importance, it was all hollow as the rest of the world isn’t biting.
After leaving the royal family, the couple are finding that their titles only go so far. They may be able to gather a gaggle of photographers and gossip columnists to follow them around, but the real power to influence the world on issues they supposedly care about rests with the royal family.
If they really cared about climate change, staying in the royal family would give them more clout on the issue than being the Duke and Duchess of Montecito.
Harry and Meghan seem to have mistaken a dedicated social media mob for the power to influence international leaders. It’s Prince William and Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, who will become world movers and shakers.