Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is having quite the audience with the Queen throughout his European trip.
Between proclamations about Canada's return to the world stage on climate change and leaving his opponents "in the dust," the prime minister has also had two opportunities to speak with Queen Elizabeth II — and appears to have impressed her both times.
"Pierre Elliott Trudeau was your fourth Canadian prime minister. I am your twelfth."
Having been chosen to give a toast in her honour at the Commonwealth Summit, Trudeau evoked his father's legacy as he noted the Queen's commitment to Canada, speaking of her signing off on the repatriation of the Constitution in 1982.
"On that cool day in April, seated next to you, was my father," said Trudeau in a text provided to the media. "Pierre Elliott Trudeau was your fourth Canadian prime minister. I am your twelfth.
"In 1947, you famously vowed that your whole life would be devoted to the service of the Commonwealth. You more than honoured your vow."
And while the prime minister's words were well-spoken, we have to opt for the Queen's response as our favourite remarks of the night:
This came on the heels of Trudeau having noted to the Queen upon their meeting at Buckingham Palace that, "You were much taller than me the last time we met."
The prime minister, in response to the Queen, swooped in with the charm offensive, tweeting:
We're happy to see our monarch is keeping her sense of humour intact.
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