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Justin Trudeau Charms the Queen With Joke About an Honorary Degree

The Prime Minister thanked the monarch for her "continued dedication to Canada."
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Queen Elizabeth had a meeting with Justin Trudeau at Holyrood Palace and within minutes of the private audience, she proved that nobody can resist the charms of the Canadian Prime Minister.

The politician's meeting with the Queen started with a conversation about the honorary doctorate he had been awarded from the University of Edinburgh earlier in the day. Trudeau was filmed saying, "I've been offered an honorary degree at the University of Edinburgh. It probably dismays a number of my former professors to see a doctor now - even an honorary [one]."

The Queen, who responded with a polite chuckle, appeared to appreciate the joke. "Well, that was nice," she replied.

The Canadian leader was visiting Edinburgh on his way to G-20 summit that is being held in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7 and 8. His office said the royal meeting was intended to "honour her importance to Canada's history and to thank her for her continued dedication to Canada".


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On accepting his degree, Trudeau, whose maternal grandfather was Scottish, praised the strong partnership between Scotland and Canada. "Fifteen percent of Canadians have Scottish roots, so Canadians, including me, have a strong link and affinity with Scots," he said.

It's safe to say the Prime Minister's widespread appeal is still going strong. Before the leaders are reunited at the G20 summit, here's a reminder of what happened when Trudeau met Emmanuel Macron for the first time.

Additional reporting from Associated Press

From: Harper's BAZAAR UK

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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