The Queen seen in person for the first time since testing positive for Covid

The Queen and Justin Trudeau, The Queen seen in person
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The Queen has been pictured conducting an official engagement in person for the first time following her Covid battle.

The Queen has been seen in person carrying out her official duties for the first time since she contracted Covid as she was pictured meeting the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Her Majesty returned to official duties just days after it was thought she would continue to host video meetings like she did earlier this month during a virtual audience to receive the High Commissioner of Malawi, Dr. Thomas Bisika.

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But she chose to welcome the Canadian President for her first in-person engagement since she tested positive for Covid-19.

She met with President Trudeau in Windsor Castle's Oak Room wearing a blue patterned dress and smiling as she shook hands with him.

The Queen looked remarkable, and was notably without the walking stick that she had been used to using of late as she met with the president, who was in town to discuss Russia's war on Ukraine with Boris Johnson and the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

Queen Elizabeth II, 95, who celebrates her Platinum Jubilee this year, stunned fans with her appearance but many were delighted to see her "up and about" again.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Queen Elizabeth II receives Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during an audience at Windsor Castle, on March 7, 2022 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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One fan wrote, "Happy seeing Queenie up and about."

Another fan put, "The Queen looks well! Glad she recovered."

And a third added, "Good to see her back at it! She looks wonderful, so glad to see her! 💗"

But the Queen seen in person for the first time was accompanied with what appears to be a sweet nod to Ukraine, as her huge bouquet of flowers on the side table in the background were blue and yellow - the colours of the Ukrainian flag.

And comes after the Disaster Emergency Committee revealed last week that the Queen, alongside Prince Charles and Prince William had made a “generous donation” to its appeal to help those displaced by Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)