Prince Charles plays down concerns over Queen’s health

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The Prince of Wales has played down concerns over the Queen being forced to miss a number of key engagements on doctors orders.

The prince, on royal tour with wife Camilla in Jordan, told Sky News when asked how his mother was, replied: “She’s alright thank you very much.”

He added, “Once you get to 95, it’s not quite as easy as it used to be. It’s bad enough at 73.”

It comes as the Queen carried out her first face-to-face engagement since October 19, when she granted an audience to outgoing Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter.

Charles also spoke about the urgency in pushing home the message in the climate change debate.

Fresh from his key role at COP26, he said: “So often the past it has been a problem. But this time, the problem is we cannot go on mucking about any longer because the urgency is so great.

“Which is why I’ve been trying to develop the Sustainable Markets Initiative with the private sector, which I’ve always believed holds the basic key to the solutions. But in order to expedite this, we have to find the best ways to bring the public sector and the private sector together.

“So its putting these things together with real multinational development banks which is critical,” Charles added.

The Prince also told Sky News about the issue of water shortage in the Middle East and Jordan in particular.

He said: “This part of the world they’re so challenged on water issues and everything else. Its water, food and energy critical areas here as they are in many areas.”

Charles and Camilla fly in the RAF Voyager on Thursday to Egypt for the second leg of the tour at the request of the Foreign Office.

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