The Queen held an audience with Mr Trudeau in the run-up to her historic trip to Cornwall, where world leaders are gathered to attend the G7 summit. Buckingham Palace announced the audience was held via video link.
The Queen regularly holds audiences with political leaders and diplomats as well as – albeit less often – with military and religious leaders.
These meetings generally last around 20 minutes.
The content of the conversations is entirely private and no written transcript or recording is ever made.
In a rare interview with the CNN released yesterday, Prince Edward spoke about how important it is that what is discussed by the Queen and her guests remains private.
He said: “People really do respect the fact that this is a genuinely private, off-the-record conversation so they really can talk about things and get to the heart of things and in a very genuine fashion, because they know it’s not going to come out.”
Mr Trudeau’s audience with the Queen – who is Canada’s head of state – took place before Her Majesty’s first-ever meeting with US President Joe Biden and his wife Dr Jill Biden.
The historic encounter will take place later today, when the Queen will be joined by Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a reception at the Eden Project.
While in Cornwall, the Queen, Camilla and Kate will also host a Big Launch reception at the same location.
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