After contracting covid-19 and staying out of the spotlight, Queen Elizabeth II is back on her commitments. His first face-to-face meeting after recovery was with the Prime Minister of Canada. Secondly Justin Trudeau, the King, who only has a month left to turn 96, “clear and insightful than ever”, revealing a great interest in what is happening in Ukraine.
In photos of the meeting, where the Queen and Trudeau can be seen holding hands, the selected flowers stand out: yellow and blue, in reference to the Ukrainian flag. Support for the Eastern European country was already assumed when Elizabeth II made a “generous donation” to the Disaster Emergency Committee, which works on humanitarian aid in the conflict-affected region.
Elizabeth II, in addition to being Queen of the United Kingdom, holds the crown of three other independent countries, one of which is Canada (the other two are Australia and New Zealand), which, like the United Kingdom, is a founding member of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, on the basis of a general agreement signed 1949 for joint defense.
The meeting with the Moroccan monarch was preceded by Trudeau’s meeting with Boris Johnson, who is also meeting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday. The British governor intends to launch a six-point plan, which includes, on the one hand, an international humanitarian alliance and support for Ukraine in its defense, and on the other hand, increasing economic pressure on the Russian regime.
The Queen, who celebrated her platinum jubilee in early February, was tested for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus two weeks later, which caused some concern given her age. With some symptoms, Elizabeth II canceled her appointments, having been accommodated at Windsor Castle, where she had received the Canadian Prime Minister.
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