Queen’s secret message in meeting with Justin Trudeau

Mar 08, 2022
The Queen looked to be in good spirits as she met with Trudeau at Windsor Castle, where she has been recovering. Source: Getty

Queen Elizabeth II met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, March 7, appearing in fine form, smiling and greeting him in front of a large bouquet of blue and yellow flowers, the colours of the Ukrainian flag. 

While Buckingham Palace has declined to comment on the choice of flower arrangements, avid royal watchers say the Queen and her family leave little to no chance when making public appearances. 

Pictures taken from the engagement show Trudeau warmly clasping the Queen’s hand in both of his, with a vase of blue and yellow flowers directly in the background. The pair are both smiling warmly. 

Their meeting comes a little more than a week after the Queen met up with Prince William, Kate Middleton and their three children at Frogmore House. Source: Getty

Speaking to Associated Press, Trudeau, 50, who has had the honour of knowing the Queen for about 45 years, stated Her Highness was “as insightful and perspicacious as ever.”

Trudeau was in the UK for talks on the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and their Dutch counterpart, Mark Rutte. 

This marks the 95-year-old monarch’s first in-person engagement since testing positive for Covid-19 on February 20

The Queen has been widely reported to be fully vaccinated, with her Covid-19 diagnosis coming after her son, Prince Charles, and wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall also testing positive for the virus. 

The Queen was without her walking stick while meeting Canada’s PM at Windsor. Source: Getty

In addition to her latest health setback, the Queen has also recently been dealing with numerous royal family scandals, including Prince Andrew’s settlement with his sexual assault accuser, and investigation into Charles’ charity following cash-for-honours allegations and the 2020 departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

According to People magazine, a royal insider claimed “it’s a drip-feed of negative for the monarchy…I’ve not known such a tumultuous time as this.”

The royal insider added at the time, “It just feels to be one thing after another for the Queen. It’s going to take a toll.”

However, Queen Elizabeth remains resolute even in the midst of difficult times. According to the palace insider, she “is stoical and mentally strong.” 

did you spot the secret message Queen Elizabeth hid in her meeting?

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