A video of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau meeting with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is gaining some traction online due to comments made by Trudeau.
As the four sit down to speak in Victoria, Trudeau says “let’s just get this over with,” before addressing the media. It is unclear what exactly the Prime Minister is addressing with his comments.
The Prime Minister’s Office has reached out to clarify that his comment was made towards the media scrum, having done a great deal of press by that point, and not in any way towards the Royals.
Prince William and Kate are visiting Vancouver Sunday, taking tours through multiple areas in the city.
An awkward incident abroad
Several media outlets and newspapers paid great attention to the brief appearance of Prince George and his 16-month old sister Princess Charlotte at Victoria’s airport on Saturday. The children are not frequently seen in public.
Trudeau was among several dignitaries waiting to greet Prince William and Kate when they arrived from their flight on Saturday.
After shaking hands with the royal couple, Trudeau knelt down to meet three-year-old George, who was holding his father’s hand.
Trudeau was seen lifting his hand, attempting to high-five the young boy, who shook his head and did not accept the gesture.