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Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II

The Canadian prime minister and his wife are in London for the late monarch's funeral on September 19

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Zachary Harper
Zachary HarperDigital Director for Hello! CanadaToronto
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau paid a visit to Queen Elizabeth II as she was lying in state at London's Westminster Hall on September 17.

MORE: Canada's prime minister and governor general release emotional statements after the Queen's death

The couple are in the United Kingdom for the late monarch's funeral, which takes place at Westminster Abbey on September 19.

WATCH: The Queen's eight grandchildren stand vigil at her coffin

They were seen queuing inside the oldest building on the U.K. parliamentary estate along with Ralph Goodale, the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, and bowing as they passed in front of Her Majesty's coffin. 

Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Justin and Sophie paid their respects to Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday 

Justin and Sophie also signed a book of condolence for the Royal Family at Lancaster House, after which the prime minister had his first audience with King Charles III at Buckingham Palace. He also visited 10 Downing Street for a meeting with U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss. 

RELATED: The Queen's very specific request for her state funeral revealed

Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau signing the condolences book for the Royal Family after Queen Elizabeth II's death

Justin and Sophie both left a message in the book

Justin has known the King for many years, since his father, late former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, introduced him to the late Queen when he was a boy. As prime minister, Justin has also welcomed the King and Queen Consort to Canada on many occasions. 

King Charles III and Justin Trudeau

The King and Canada's prime minister had a good meeting, despite the sad circumstances

The King and Justin last saw each other in May, when Charles and Camilla – now the Queen Consort – visited Canada on a three-day tour of Newfoundland, Ottawa and the Northwest Territories as part of the celebrations for the late Queen's Platinum Jubilee. 

RELATED: Charles and Camilla's emotional first day on Canada tour

MORE: Queen Elizabeth II holds first in-person audience with Justin Trudeau after recovering from COVID-19

U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden also visited the Queen's coffin at Westminster Hall to pay their respects, doing so on September 18. They will also attend the funeral. 

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