Queen Elizabeth II greets Trudeau in individual after Covid scare
The queen resumed her public duties final week, assembly overseas diplomats by videolink
Queen Elizabeth II on Monday met visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in her first in-person engagement since falling unwell with Covid-19.
The 95-year-old monarch, who can be queen of Canada, chatted with Trudeau after he jetted in for talks on the battle in Ukraine with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte.
In what may very well be seen as one other refined signal of help, she and Trudeau shook fingers in entrance of desk at her Windsor Castle dwelling, west of London, with a big bouquet of yellow and blue flowers — the colors of Ukraine.
“I used to be capable of speak a little bit bit concerning the conditions we’re going through and draw on her lengthy expertise for having seen a lot over these previous a long time,” he informed reporters.
The queen, who got here to the throne in 1952, has visited Canada greater than 20 instances and within the Nineteen Seventies met a younger Trudeau when his father, Pierre, was prime minister.
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News that she had “gentle” signs of Covid-19 heightened fears for her well being which have lingered since she had an unscheduled in a single day keep in hospital final October.
Her public appearances have develop into rarer since, and in a single current viewers she complained of mobility issues. She has been seen strolling with a stick, and is visibly frailer.
She returned to public engagements final week, internet hosting a variety of new overseas ambassadors by videolink, and is due at two public occasions subsequent week and later this month.
Prince Philip, her husband of 73 years, died aged 99 final April.
Senior royals are making ready for a collection of abroad visits within the coming weeks, together with Charles and his second spouse Camilla, heading to Ireland.