Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie bow as first world leader visits Queen lying in state

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Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie were seen in Westminster Hall, as the couple prepare to pay their tribute to the late Queen. As the Canadian Prime Minister came into the Hall, he was spotted bowing to the Queen. He was accompanied by his wife.

Mr Trudeau had paid a heartfelt tribute to the Queen as he could hardly contain his emotion upon her passing.

Upon announcing his visit, Mr Trudeau said in sa statement: “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was steadfast in her service to Canada, the Commonwealth, and its people. It is with a heavy heart, but deep appreciation, that we will come together to honour Her Majesty – whose lifetime of public service is an extraordinary example to us all.”

The Canadian Prime Minister has also announced a federal holiday for the state funeral of the Queen on September 19.

 

He is the first world leader to visit the Queen lying in state.

More heads of state like French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Joe Biden havce also announced they would be present for the Queen’s funeral on Monday.

Among the other world leaders who officially announced their visit are Australian PM Anthony Albanese, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern,  Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Micheál Martin and Polish President Andrzej Duda.

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