Queen Elizabeth had her first post-Covid in-person event with Justin Trudeau

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau arrived in the UK yesterday. Trudeau went to London specifically for talks about Ukraine and Russia, although I’m sure there were discussions about many other subjects too. Trudeau ended up making the journey to Windsor Castle to see Queen Elizabeth in person. The palace released the photos. The pics are kind of sweet, just the way Trudeau is looking at her with some affection, like one would look at a well-loved grandmother. She seemed happy to see Trudeau as well. I saw people talking about how frail she looked, but she’s been losing weight for several months now and I can’t imagine having Covid helped. I’m honestly surprised to see her standing there without her cane? Did they take away her cane for the photos?

I also kind of wish both Trudeau and the Queen had worn masks, but clearly one bout of Covid was not enough to make the Queen and her staff behave responsibly in a pandemic. This was the Queen’s first in-person meeting since Covid as well – she has done some engagements since recovering, but they’ve all been virtual. People Magazine also pointed out that the blue-and-yellow flowers likely symbolized solidarity with Ukraine.

Meanwhile, yet another royal commentator is trying to demand that Prince Harry and Meghan bring their children over to the UK immediately and show them to the Queen.

Royal author Brian Hoey, who has written extensively about the royal family, told The Express that the monarch, 95, is very keen to meet the nine-months-old daughter of Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan Markle, 40, who lives in California, in the flesh.

Mr Hoey said: ‘I have heard from people I know within the Royal Household, she really would desperately like to see the baby in this way. I think she would love to, I wonder whether it is going to happen, I would love to think it could.’

The expert said he believes that a meeting between the Queen and the newest member of the Sussex family would heal the reported rift between Harry and the other senior royals. He added that Her Majesty would welcome Prince Harry and Meghan back if they were to visit the UK with their children. ‘I am absolutely sure the Queen holds no feelings of disapproval towards Harry and Meghan, none whatsoever, she would certainly welcome them back if they came,’ Mr Hoey said.

[From The Daily Mail]

These people are so stupidly obvious. Between this and the Daily Beast’s “The possibility of a private visit also raises the tantalizing option of Lilibet’s first ever meeting with the woman she is named after,” it means that the royal media is all geared up for Harry to visit and all of the photos and stories they’ll get if he happens to bring the children. Not to mention Meghan. I mean, my first instinct is to say that this trash family is trying to publicly manipulate Harry using his affection for his grandmother, and that he should stay far away. But who knows what will really happen.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. Well Wisher says:

    Good energy. The Queen is genuinely happy to see PM Justin Trudeau. She has known him since he was a child. I love the images, both households have survived COVID.

    • Jezz says:

      It’s a lovely photo.
      And I like her dress!

    • DuchessL says:

      The blue and yellow flowers and her dress (blue with buts of yellow) are believed to be in support of Ukraine.

    • sunny says:

      It is a very sweet image and was said here, the Queen has known him pretty much his whole life.

      It has been a tough few months for Justin between him getting Covid, his kids having Covid, the nightmare of the Ottawa protests, and now the Canadian government leading a surprisingly thoughtful and tough response on the Ukraine invasion. I’m going to guess visiting the Queen was a highlight for him because i can’t see him enjoying working with Boris.

  2. Jedi says:

    PMJT just had Covid last month too and is triple vaccinated, so it makes sense they didn’t mask (especially with the UK not requiring it). She’s known him since he was a baby! Sweet to see the affection between the two. He’s also *incredibly* handsome in person, so…I don’t blame her for smiling so much.

    • ME says:

      John Mayer caught Covid and then caught it again less than two months later. There are stories of others who also caught Covid twice, just months apart, even after being vaxxed. The Queen and Justin should still have been wearing masks. It’s ridiculous the UK is completely open and lacking any Covid protocol. I have family in the UK and it’s life as normal there, but for how long? It’s too early.

      • K says:

        I cringed a bit too with them not wearing masks. I assumed it was at her insistence. He normally wears masks. But they are both triple vaxed and recently just both had Covid. He is tested daily as well. I would also assume it wasn’t a long visit. The UK also has relaxed its rules.

      • Truthiness says:

        My son’s 12 yr old half sister got covid in December and then again in January. Early mid December and early January. Schools are freakin petri dishes.

  3. TeamAwesome says:

    I too would make sure I could see him in person and sans mask, so relatable.

    • SarahCS says:

      You and me both. A Canadian friend of mine used to regularly send me updates about him. She understood.

    • Anners says:

      A friend of mine met him at a ceremony (she got an award from him) – apparently he smells really good. That was her take away, LOL!

      • Blueskies says:

        I’m Canadian and live just up the trans-Canada highway from Ottawa, this made me laugh! I’ve always thought that he looks like someone who smells really good. It’s nice to have it confirmed. 😄
        I’m exceedingly happy with how he handled the Ottawa occupation, he made the right calls.
        These photos are really sweet, I love when there’s a history to a relationship when there’s meetings like this.

  4. OriginalLaLa says:

    Justin, apart from being our current PM is also the child of a former PM so he knew the Queen as a kid and has always been very warm with her. I’m glad to see him with our European allies working on ways to hopefully end this insane war on Ukraine.

  5. Amy Bee says:

    “Did they take away her cane for the photos?” Probably.

    The yellow and blue flowers – Given that the entire royal rota had the same talking point, I’m guessing the Palace put that out there. I thought the Queen was supposed to be apolitical.

    Who’s Brian Hoey and how does he know what the Queen thinks? The reaction to the pregnancy, Lili’s birth and name doesn’t really tell me that the Queen is so eager to see her.

    This is the press hungry for Harry and Meghan to return to the UK and to get pictures of Lili and the Queen. Yesterday, I saw the Daily Mirror royal correspondent speculate that they might come over for Commonwealth Day, the desperation is real. If Harry and Meghan do privately visit her, there’s not going to be any pictures for the press to make money off of them.

    • Cessily says:

      The Invictus games are coming soon, they will be going on about this a lot between now and then.. I expect several “will they snub the poor 95 year old queen” commentaries also. They all seem to leave out the fact that all this frail 95 year old woman has to do is reinstate protection for PH and his family then the visit can happen.. until then best they can hope is a 👋🏼wave when they fly by.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Cessily, a fact that the RR’s and their rabid obsession with Harry, and specifically Meghan, all seem to forget when ever they mention TQ seeing Harry, Meghan and the weee little Sussex’s.

        Though the picture of TQ and PM Trudeau do look absolutely joyful and heartwarming!! She is certainly enjoying his visit, as it seems to be mutual!! It’s nice that they seem to have remained close all of these years!! Apparently the fact that PM Trudeau is in the room, TQ no longer needed the cane, she wanted both hands on in that handsome man’s hands too 😉

    • Ajsquared says:

      In my secret fan fiction world I’d love if they had already visited her and release the photos in May on Mother’s Day. It would be an amazing middle finger to these palace insiders.

      (Even better if the photo is in front of a Christmas tree!)

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Ajsquared: The palace didn’t see it fit to include Harry and Meghan in their pictorial tributes to Philip when he died so I don’t even know where this expectation/desire of the press for photos of Lili and the Queen comes from. Harry’s not a working royal as the palace has been very eager to state over and over again so pictures of him and the family with the Queen should not be expected nor do I see Harry agreeing to put out those pictures for the press to profit off.

  6. C-Shell says:

    I’m curious about the timing of all this chatter about Harry (and Meghan) bringing the children to see the Queen. Yes, it’s blatantly manipulative, but she’s clearly not on her deathbed, so it must be in anticipation of the Sussex travel to the Invictus Games. The desperation reeks to high heaven.

    On a superficial note. Sweet pics. QEII looks terribly frail and so thin, but not surprising under the circumstances and overall she seems fully present and well put together. Trudeau, of course, is a whole snack.

  7. Athena says:

    The queen is crushing on Trudeau, too cute. Even at 95 she is not immune to his good looks. They’re holding hands. I thought no one was allowed to touch the queen. Stacey Ullman has a skit on Angela Merkel crushing on Trudeau which is hilarious.
    The pictures are cute, good PR. For a moment you forget about her pedo son, her financial shenanigans, and problematic reign.

    • MerlinsMom1018 says:

      I’M crushing on Trudeau!!!
      You’re right the pics are cute!!!

    • Snazzy says:

      Plus she’s known him since he was a baby as he’s the son of a former PM — I imagine she’s happy to see someone she’s known for so long

  8. Polo says:

    Harry already knows the game. He said so in the me you can’t see.
    But this storyline is the same it’s been since Harry and Meghan left. First it was the Queen, Charles desperate to see Archie. Then lili came along and it’s rotated to her now.
    They’ll keep brining this recycled story from different people till kingdom come because they have nothing else to talk about.

  9. Becks1 says:

    These pics are sweet, there is clearly affection between the two of them, which makes sense if the Queen has known him since he was a child.

    The British press is SO desperate for H&M to bring their children back to the UK, its a little disturbing.

    the royal households also all obviously got their talking points to push the queen and her 70 years of service for International Women’s Day.

  10. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    Justin Trudeau…*sigh* 😍😍😍😍
    Loved him with his beard (and I am not a beard fan) He makes this old lady’s heart beat faster!!!
    (yes yes yes I am shallow. So sue me)

  11. SueM says:

    Canadian here. I believe our Prime Minister is truly fond of The Queen. They have met each other many times since he was a toddler, as he is the son of a former Prime Minister. She really is sort of like a gran or great-auntie to him. I am glad he has had one more opportunity to meet with her. At her age, every day is a gift.

  12. Elsa says:

    She looks so frail.

  13. Saucy&Sassy says:

    I’m puzzled with this whole TQ wants to meet Lily Diana issue. I know the BM wants them in the UK so they can make money off of them. Using TQ is supposed to make us sympathetic to TQ, but since she can get the proper security for the Sussex Family and hasn’t done so the article falls short of that objective. Is this the BM letting the brf know they need to make sure the Sussexes go to the UK–so get them security?

    • Shawna says:

      It’s the BM just trying to get their contracted clicks by writing their quota of daily fan fic…. No theories about the media’s representation of the Sussexes can be judged without due weight given just to the money factor alone

  14. Over it says:

    Well considering she did nothing to stop the abuse of Meghan while pregnant with Archie, Archie when he was born, Meghan again while pregnant with lili , lili again when she was born, I don’t really see how she can be so desperate to see lili. I mean she helped Randy with whatever he needed whenever he needed it. It’s all about what matters to her and I don’t think Harry and his family of color is it unfortunate. But she isn’t my granny and it’s not my call to make , so I just be over here drinking my water and minding my business . Furthermore if seeing lili really matter to her, then she would make Harry and his family Secruity a top priority.

  15. Annetommy says:

    Lovely pics. The Queen is obviously not immune to the JT charm. Posts referencing covid measures in the U.K. are a bit misleading as the four constituent parts of the U.K. have had different rules. Scotland has rightly been consistently more cautious than England, although requirements are being relaxed here too.

  16. jferber says:

    Justin is tres charmant, non?

  17. Tigerlily says:

    Canadian here, I was in grade 6 when JT’s parents got married. They got a lot of press due to the age difference. I also recall Justin being born December 25 of that year. So I feel a little odd crushing on him. Oh well he’s handsome and charismatic.

  18. Jumpingthesnark says:

    Look at Liz smiling away at hot PMJT! I guess it’s proof of life……