King Charles flips ‘Eiffel Tower-sized middle finger’ at PM Sunak over climate

King Charles has been praised for showing an “Eiffel Tower-sized middle finger” to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak after it emerged he was holding a reception at Buckingham Palace ahead of the COP27 climate change summit.

Sunak, who is invited to the star-studded event, is carrying on with the decision made by failed former Prime Minister Liz Truss to deny King Charles the chance to attend the COP27 event in Egypt this weekend.

The advice to stop the King from going came from N0. 10 officials and it has also been claimed Rishi Sunak will also snub the event.

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But as climate change issues are known to be close to the King's heart, he decided to organise his own event at Buckingham Palace on Friday (November 4).

A Buckingham Palace press release stated Sunak, alongside the UK's COP President Alok Sharma, and US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry.

The event will “facilitate” discussion of sustainable growth and see what has been done since Glasgow hosted the COP26 event last year.

King Charles, after Sunak has given a “few words”, will then meet and speak to guests about practical measures to combat climate change.

The news of the King's event raised a few smiles on social media.

One user wrote: “King Charles flips an Eiffel Tower-sized middle finger at UK Gov due to being told not to attend COP-27.”

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And former Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson said: “A reception at Buckingham Palace is one helluva subtweet.

“This is C3 sticking it to climate denialists in general and Rishi Sunak specifically.”

While a third tweeted: “King Charles is showing his 'meddling' hand already.

“Meddling with such style, too – carry on meddling, sir.”

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The organisers of the COP27 event are hoping it will build on previous successes and pave the way for future ambition to effectively tackle the global challenge of climate change.

This is despite expert warning that everything discussed at COP26 was a waste of time because we're the climate change target of keeping global temperature increases to 1.5c has already nearly been beaten.

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