The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall this evening attended the traditional Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting dinner at the Corinthia Palace Hotel in Attard.

As the newest head of government, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thanked the Queen for her “dedication and selfless service” which, he said, inspired all.

He noted that the Queen’s first public appearance in Canada was on a postage stamp in 1935 when she was just nine years old.

Thanking Mr Trudeau for “making me feel so old”, the Queen asked all the Commonwealth representatives to gather together as friends and enjoy Malta’s hospitality.

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