THE Queen has appeared to suggest she is irritated by a lack of action in tackling the climate crisis.

Her remarks emerged in clips of a conversation filmed on a phone camera during a trip to Cardiff for the opening of the Welsh Senedd.

Two video clips, parts of which are inaudible, show the Queen chatting with the Duchess of Cornwall and Elin Jones, the parliament’s presiding officer.

At one point she appears to be talking about the COP26 climate conference, and can be heard saying she does not know who is coming to the event which will begin in Glasgow at the end of this month.

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In the clip, she said: “I’ve been hearing all about COP … I still don’t know who’s coming.”

In a separate clip, the Queen appears to say it is “irritating” when “they talk, but they don’t do”.

Jones then appears to reference the Duke of Cambridge in her replying, saying she had been watching him “on television this morning saying there’s no point going into space, we need to save the earth”.

The Queen's comment come despite a Guardian investigation in July revealing that the  Queen's lawyers lobbied the Scottish Government to exempt her private land from legislation aimed at cutting carbon emissions.

The exemption means the monarch doesn't need to follow the rules set out in the Heat Networks Bill, which requires people to facilitate the construction of pipelines for heating using renewable energy, rather than fossil fuels.

More recently, a campaign by the BBC presenter and naturalist Chris Packham has urged the Queen and the royals to rewild their land.

Packham said the royals should "walk, the walk" on climate change.

A letter organised by the campaign previously asked the royal family to rewild the “ecological disaster zones” under their ownership.

It was signed by more than 100 prominent individuals including scientists, activists, and TV personalities.

Prince William had earlier warned the COP26 summit against “clever speak, clever words but not enough action”.

He said: “I think for COP to communicate very clearly and very honestly what the problems are and what the solutions are going to be, is critical.

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“We can’t have more clever speak, clever words but not enough action.”

William has criticised the space race, saying the world’s greatest minds need to focus on trying to fix their own planet instead.

His comments, in an interview with BBC Newscast on BBC Sounds, were aired the day after Star Trek’s William Shatner made history by becoming the oldest person in space.

The 90-year-old actor, known for his role as Captain James T Kirk, lifted off from the Texas desert on Wednesday in a rocket built by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s space travel company Blue Origin.