Just the sight of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau can make me smile, and it turns out I’m far from the only one who finds his charm contagious. When meeting Queen Elizabeth II in Scotland this week, Trudeau cracked a joke that made the Queen laugh, Hello Giggles reports. Same, Liz, same.
Visiting the Queen at her official Scottish residence Holyroodhouse, Trudeau first discussed what he’s been up to Scotland so far. When he told Queen Elizabeth that he had been offered an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh, he added jokingly, “It probably dismays a number of my former professors to see a doctor now—even an honorary one.”
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Don’t be fooled by the Queen’s often stoic appearance. Apparently, she chuckled and said of the degree offer, “Well, that was nice.”
Sure, maybe giving an official visitor a laugh or two is the Queen’s standard protocol, but the fact that Trudeau didn’t let the seriousness of meeting her in a one-on-one setting faze him is adorable. I’m all for more meetings between these two in the future.