COP26: Prince Charles views an electric race car from McLaren in Glasgow

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    COP26: Prince Charles views an electric race car from McLaren in Glasgow

    Charles meets Hollywood royalty! Beaming Prince chats to Leonardo DiCaprio and Stella McCartney at designer’s COP26 fashion installation in Glasgow

    • Prince Charles looked delighted today as he met with Leonardo DiCaprio  
    • Pair were joined by Stella McCartney for exhibition at COP26 in Glasgow    
    • Earlier today royal chatted with McLaren’s first ever female driver, Emma Gilmour










    Prince Charles looked delighted today as he met with Leonardo DiCaprio and Stella McCartney at COP26 in Glasgow.

    The heir-to-the-throne, who is known as the Duke of Rothesay when north of the border, met with Hollywood and fashion royalty at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

    Wearing a grey suit and poppy, the Prince of Wales, 72, chatted to Leonardo, 46, as the pair were joined by Sir Paul McCartney’s daughter, 50, to look on at a fashion installation created by the designer.  

    Prince Charles looked delighted today as he met with Leonardo DiCpario and Stella McCartney at COP26 in Glasgow.

    Prince Charles looked delighted today as he met with Leonardo DiCpario and Stella McCartney at COP26 in Glasgow.

    Royalty meets Hollywood royalty! The Prince of Wales shakes hands with Leonardo DiCaprio today

    Royalty meets Hollywood royalty! The Prince of Wales shakes hands with Leonardo DiCaprio today

    The heir-to-the-throne, who is known as the Duke of Rothesay when north of the border, looked delighted to mingle with Hollywood and fashion royalty at the at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

    The heir-to-the-throne, who is known as the Duke of Rothesay when north of the border, looked delighted to mingle with Hollywood and fashion royalty at the at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

    Rubbing shoulders with royals! The three long time environmental campaigners met today

    Rubbing shoulders with royals! The three long time environmental campaigners met today 

    The Prince of Wales (centre) speaks with designer Stella McCartney (right) and Leonardo DiCaprio (left) as he views a fashion installation by the designer, at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, during the Cop26 summit being held at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow.

    The Prince of Wales (centre) speaks with designer Stella McCartney (right) and Leonardo DiCaprio (left) as he views a fashion installation by the designer, at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, during the Cop26 summit being held at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow.

    Like the royal, Leonardo is a long time environmental campaigner and describes himself as an ‘actor and environmentalist’.

    He reportedly  flew commercial to Glasgow yesterday.  His decision to shun a private jet – which many billionaires flew in on –  came after he was called an eco-hypocrite for his use of VIP planes. In 2016 it emerged the Oscar-winner flew 8,000 miles from France to New York and back on one just to accept an award on climate change.

    The Wolf of Wall Street actor, who is expected to speak at various COP26 fringe events, first popped up last night at a book launch hosted by environmentalists at The Engine Works venue in Glasgow’s Maryhill district, in the north of the city.

    Meanwhile Stella is also a keen environmentalist and vegetarian – and has previously said she doesn’t wash her designer clothes because the chemicals are damaging to the environment.     

    Meanwhile Stella is also a keen environmentalist and vegetarian - and has previously said she doesn't wash her designer clothes because the chemicals are damaging to the environment.

    Meanwhile Stella is also a keen environmentalist and vegetarian – and has previously said she doesn’t wash her designer clothes because the chemicals are damaging to the environment.

    Stella, whose Beatles musician father is also a keen green campaigner and encourages people to eat less meat runs her celeb-loved band with a cruelty-free ethos and has never included leather or fur in her collections.

    Stella, whose Beatles musician father is also a keen green campaigner and encourages people to eat less meat runs her celeb-loved band with a cruelty-free ethos and has never included leather or fur in her collections.

    Designer Stella McCartney shows Charles her installation at COP26 today

    Designer Stella McCartney shows Charles her installation at COP26 today

    Charles, right, speaks with designer Stella McCartney as he views a fashion installation by the designer, at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

    Charles, right, speaks with designer Stella McCartney as he views a fashion installation by the designer, at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

    Charles, right, speaks with designer Stella McCartney as he views a fashion installation by the designer, at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, during the Cop26 summit being held at the Scottish Event Campus

    Charles, right, speaks with designer Stella McCartney as he views a fashion installation by the designer, at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, during the Cop26 summit being held at the Scottish Event Campus

    Stella, whose Beatles musician father is also a keen green campaigner and encourages people to eat less meat runs her celeb-loved band with a cruelty-free ethos and has never included leather or fur in her collections.

    After rubbing shoulders with celebrities, the Prince met with  the CEOs of global companies awarded the Terra Carta Seal.

    The Terra Carta Seal, designed by Sir Jony Ive, recognises global companies which are driving innovation and demonstrating their commitment to genuinely sustainable markets. 

    It  was presented at today’s inaugural awards to 45 companies that have committed to accelerating action over the next decade to help limit global heating to 1.5 C by 2050.

    After rubbing shoulders with celebrities, the Prince met with the CEOs of global companies awarded the Terra Carta Seal.

    After rubbing shoulders with celebrities, the Prince met with the CEOs of global companies awarded the Terra Carta Seal.

    Prince of Wales meets with the CEOs of global companies awarded the Terra Carta Seal

    Prince of Wales meets with the CEOs of global companies awarded the Terra Carta Seal

    It was presented at today's inaugural awards to 45 companies that have committed to accelerating action over the next decade to help limit global heating to 1.5 C by 2050

    It was presented at today’s inaugural awards to 45 companies that have committed to accelerating action over the next decade to help limit global heating to 1.5 C by 2050

    It comes just hours after the duke looked suitably impressed by the souped-up car, which was manufactured by McLaren,  

    A keen environmentalist, Charles’ own car, a vintage Aston Martin, runs on bioethanol produced from supply waste rather than petrol. 

    Senior members of the royal family, including the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Kate Middleton have all travelled to Scotland this week as part of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference. 

    The heir-to-the-throne, who is known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, pictured, appeared smitten with the electric race car, manufactured by McLaren, as he attended an event at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow this morning

    The heir-to-the-throne, who is known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, pictured, appeared smitten with the electric race car, manufactured by McLaren, as he attended an event at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow this morning. He also chatted with McLaren’s first ever female driver, Emma Gilmour, centre, and Leena Gade, left, who is the racing tam’s lead engineer

    Vroom! The canary-yellow car's new livery was hand-drawn and features the names of the initial signatories of McLaren's Extreme E 'Count Us In' pledge page

    Vroom! The canary-yellow car’s new livery was hand-drawn and features the names of the initial signatories of McLaren’s Extreme E ‘Count Us In’ pledge page

    Prince Charles shakes Emma Gilmour's hand as engineer Leena Gade looks on

    Prince Charles shakes Emma Gilmour’s hand as engineer Leena Gade looks on

    The car's the star! The detailed livery unveiled today in front of the prince features the four biomes in which Extreme E races: arctic, desert, amazon and ocean

    The car’s the star! The detailed livery unveiled today in front of the prince features the four biomes in which Extreme E races: arctic, desert, amazon and ocean

    The heir-to-the-throne seemed particularly enthused as he stepped out of the museum to admire the race car close-up. 

    He also chatted with McLaren’s first ever female driver, Emma Gilmour and Leena Gade, who is the racing tam’s lead engineer.   

    Escorted by McLaren Racing CEO, Zak Brown, he learned more about the company’s efforts to move on from fossil fuels and traditional power sources to become greener. 

    Ahead of Remembrance Day next week and as part of the Poppy Appeal, Charles also had a poppy pinned to his suit, and another poppy pinned to his blue coat. 

    McLaren's first ever female driver Emma Gilmour, right, talked Prince Charles through the livery on the car

    McLaren’s first ever female driver Emma Gilmour, right, talked Prince Charles through the livery on the car 

    Prince Charles was wearing a navy blue overcoat today - with a poppy on both his suit jacket and his warmer coat. He was greeted by Zak Brown, Chief Executive of McLaren Racing, left

    Prince Charles was wearing a navy blue overcoat today – with a poppy on both his suit jacket and his warmer coat. He was greeted by Zak Brown, Chief Executive of McLaren Racing, left

    McLaren's F1 team was certified carbon neutral ten years ago and has upheld that standard since

    McLaren’s F1 team was certified carbon neutral ten years ago and has upheld that standard since

    He first admired the detailed livery of the McLaren’s Extreme E car, which has been hand-drawn during the Cop26. It features the four biomes in which Extreme E races: arctic, desert, amazon and ocean. As well as the names of the initial signatories of McLaren’s Extreme E ‘Count Us In’ pledge page.

    The Prince then listened intently as Zak Brown demonstrated how hydrogen power, which is made from oxygen and hydrogen, can be used as an alternative source of power for race cars needing high speeds. It can adapt to all terrains and only races in remote corners of the world.

    In the Glasgow sunshine, Charles, a keen environmentalist, looked in great spirits during today's event, where he learned more about McLaren's sustainability efforts

     In the Glasgow sunshine, Charles, a keen environmentalist, looked in great spirits during today’s event, where he learned more about McLaren’s sustainability efforts

    Car talk: The heir-to-the-throne speaks with McLaren CEO, Zak Brown, as he arrives at the event

    Car talk: The heir-to-the-throne speaks with McLaren CEO, Zak Brown, as he arrives at the event

    The royal donned a grey suit with a pinstriped white and blue shirt, with a light blue and white patterned tie

    The royal donned a grey suit with a pinstriped white and blue shirt, with a light blue and white patterned tie 

    The heir-to-the-throne, pictured, looked relaxed at today's event, which focused on the future of car racing

    The heir-to-the-throne, pictured, looked relaxed at today’s event, which focused on the future of car racing

    McLaren’s F1 team was certified carbon neutral ten years ago and has upheld that standard since, he said. 

    In September, McLaren pledged to put sustainability at the heart of what they do. 

    The car manufacturer wants to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint by 2030. 

    The pledge reads: ‘Our ambition is to help drive and champion the sport and industry agenda forward, in partnership with all our stakeholders, to positively contribute to a truly sustainable future.’ 

    ‘By taking small steps as outlined in this pledge and learning more about environmental impact we can make positive changes to help protect our planet for future generations.’ 

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