I cannot stop looking at this picture of Prince Harry and Justin Trudeau. Are they swapping Toronto dinner recs? Is does Prince Harry belong to Canada now, even though he is marrying an American? Could they be talking about how desperately they miss Barack?
Trudeau is in the United Kingdom for a summit involving the leaders of all the Commonwealth nations, in which they’re expected to confirm Prince Charles as head of the organization. (Surely somebody who just this week apparently jokingly informed a woman of Indian descent from Manchester that she didn’t “look like it” has the cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills to run a global body comprised largely of Britain’s former territories!)
And the Canadian PM was apparently a big hit with all the royals at the dinner. Here he is with Queen Elizabeth, who looks like she is buying it in bulk, although the woman probably has the political poker face of a ruthless card shark:
Compare to his vibe with Theresa May:
However, because I now think exclusively in terms of romance novel plots, I look at these photos and ask myself: Where’s the book about a royal and the prime minster of another, closely allied country? If you’re a world leader or a royal, where else do you even meet people besides receptions like this? Free sequel idea for anybody who’s already writing a novel inspired by Harry and Meghan! Give Harry a younger sibling, and turn Trudeau into the single mutual friend who introduced the couple from book one. They hook up at the wedding, then have to see each other at a bunch of meetings. Third book maybe you work a pseudo Macron in there? Just spitballing. Anyway, send me a copy when you’re done.