Britain's Queen Elizabeth jokes about height difference with Canadian PM

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joked about their height difference - his 6ft 2 to Her Royal Highness' 5ft 4 - as they met for a private audience at Buckingham Palace in London.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth jokes about height difference with Canadian PM

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and the Canadian Prime Minister joked about their height difference as they met at Buckingham Palace.

The 89-year-old royal reminisced with Justin Trudeau about their previous meetings when he was a young child when his father, Pierre Trudeau, was in charge of the North American country.

According to Canadian broadcaster CBC News, he said: "The last time we met you were much taller."

To which she replied, "It's nice to see you again ... but under different circumstances."

The 43-year-old politician also praised the royal for being so "lovely and gracious" every time they met.

In a statement released during his time in London, he said of his meetings with the Queen as a young boy: "She was always lovely and gracious. She was very tall, which points out how little I was at the time."

Meanwhile, Justin - who is now 6 foot 2 inches tall - previously revealed what it was like growing up as the son of a Prime Minister.

He explained: "There were lunch hours where I wouldn't eat at school because we had to rush home to have lunch with the Queen."

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