Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends Queen Elizabeth’s induction ceremony in London


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped to view Queen Elizabeth’s coffin ahead of a meeting with King Charles III in London.

Live footage from Westminster Hall briefly showed Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, as they paused in front of the Queen’s flag-draped coffin.

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

According to his diary, Trudeau will sign a book of condolences for the monarch before having an audience with King Charles III later today.

Canada’s delegation to London also includes Governor General Mary Simon and her husband, former Governors General Michaelle Jean and David Johnston, and former Prime Ministers Kim Campbell, Jean Chrétien, Paul Martin and Stephen Harper.

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

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 17, 2022.