“Prince Charles presses for face-to-face meeting with Joe Biden to discuss climate change ‘at the earliest opportunity’
The Prince of Wales wants a face-to-face meeting with US President Joe Biden to discuss the ‘urgent issue of climate change’ and win support for his most ambitious environmental project to date.
The two men are due to meet at a Buckingham Palace reception ahead of June’s G7 summit in Cornwall on climate change, but Prince Charles has asked aides to liaise with the Foreign Office to arrange a meeting ‘at the earliest opportunity’.
Charles is said to be willing to fly to America to talk to Mr Biden, although it is thought this might breach protocol as the Queen is usually the first to meet a new President.
Sources say the Prince sees Mr Biden, six years his senior, as a key environmental ally.
Charles wrote to Mr Biden in January to congratulate him on his inauguration and is said to be ‘hugely encouraged’ that one of his first acts as President was to rejoin the Paris Agreement, the international treaty on tackling global warming, after Donald Trump pulled out in 2020.
A source said the Prince and Mr Biden shared ‘the same indisputable view that the global climate crisis is the biggest threat to humankind and needs to be dealt with as a matter of utter urgency.’