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Trudeau attends Queen’s lying-in-state, meets King Charles III

London: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped to view Queen Elizabeth’s casket and met with King Charles III in London on Saturday, as people from around the world gather ahead of the queen’s funeral.

The royal family confirmed King Charles met with Trudeau as well as Anthony Albanese of Australia, Philip Davis of the Bahamas, Andrew Holness of Jamaica and New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern.

The news release included a photo of Trudeau and King Charles seated in front of a fireplace.

The King’s office also confirmed he met with governors general from across the world at a lunch reception.

Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, attended the queen’s lying-in-state earlier in the day and signed a book of condolences for the late monarch.

Trudeau is one of dozens of world leaders who are in London ahead of Monday’s royal funeral.

Canada’s delegation to London also includes Gov. Gen. Mary Simon and her husband, former governors general Michaelle Jean and David Johnston, as well as former prime ministers Kim Campbell, Jean Chretien, Paul Martin and Stephen Harper.

Canadian First Nations, Inuit and Metis leaders will also attend the funeral, as will several Order of Canada recipients including former swimmer Mark Tewksbury and actress Sandra Oh.

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