The Queen receives Justin Trudeau at Windsor returning to in-person engagements after COVID

The Queen has carried out her first in-person engagement since catching COVID-19 last month, by meeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Monarch met Mr Trudeau at Windsor Castle, where she is now making her permanent residence.

The 95-year-old was pictured greeting the Prime Minister warmly, without a walking aid. She has used a stick during recent engagements, more recently during a meeting with the met the incoming Defence Services Secretary, Major General Eldon Millar, when she said she could not move very well.

The Queen carried out her first in-person engagement since catching COVID. (Royal Family)

The Queen has a close relationship with Canada, as it has been her most frequent overseas destination. She has visited the country more than 20 times, including when she was a Princess. The pair last met at the G7 summit hosted in Cornwall in June 2021.

They are thought to have a good relationship, with Her Majesty making Commonwealth leaders laugh during a visit to Malta after beginning her speech with: “Thank you, Mr Prime Minister, for making me feel so old.”

In what could be seen as a subtle message of support for Ukraine, The Queen was in front of a vase with blue and yellow flowers.

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Last month, The Queen caught COVID-19 and was experiencing ‘mild cold-like symptoms’ according to Buckingham Palace.

The Queen, 95, is fully (triple) vaccinated; she received her first vaccination on 9th January 2021, along with the late Duke of Edinburgh.

She has spent the last couple of weeks carrying out light duties, postponing a number of meetings due to her symptoms.

The announcement came shortly after The Prince of Wales tested positive for the virus, and The Duchess of Cornwall testing positive shortly after.

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