Are Kate Middleton and Justin Trudeau Friends?

Kate Middleton and Justin Trudeau are two of the most popular people in the world. The two of them recently was spotted talking at a reception thrown by Queen Elizabeth, and their interaction seemed to be a friendly one. It got many fans wondering: Are Duchess Kate and Trudeau actually friends? Here’s what we know about their relationship.

Kate Middleton and Justin Trudeau first met in 2016

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (L) and Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge take a walk at the Kitsilano Coast Guard station in Vancouver, British Columbia on September 25, 2016. / AFP / POOL / Jonathan Hayward (Photo credit should read JONATHAN HAYWARD/AFP via Getty Images)

Middleton and Trudeau first met in 2016 — almost a year after Trudeau became the prime minister of Canada. At the time, Duchess Kate was on a royal tour of the country with her husband, Prince William, and their two children: Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Middleton and Prince William made news for bonding with Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire. The two couples spent time together during various events on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s royal tour.

Kate Middleton met Justin Trudeau again at a recent event

In early December, Queen Elizabeth hosted a special reception for NATO leaders at Buckingham Palace. Many world leaders attended the event, including Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, and Trudeau. There were a few royal faces as well, such as Queen Elizabeth, Princess Anne, and Duchess Kate.

At the reception, Middleton and Trudeau were seen talking to one another. Although their respective spouses were not present, the two seemed to be having a good conversation with each other.

The royal family later posted a photo of Middleton and Trudeau to its official Twitter account alongside pictures of other recognizable faces at the reception.

“The Princess Royal, The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester meet NATO leaders, members of delegations and @NATO staff in the Picture Gallery,” the caption said.

Are Kate Middleton and Justin Trudeau friends?

Middleton and Trudeau have only been seen together in public a handful of times, so it is hard to determine whether they are truly friends or not. It’s also not clear if the two of them and their spouses regularly communicate when not attending events together.

In any case, even if the two sides are not friends, it’s still apparent that Trudeau has a good relationship with the royal family. He has also been seen having fun with other royals like Prince Harry, Prince Charles, and Princess Beatrice.

What famous people are Kate Middleton and Prince William friends with?

Being famous people themselves, it’s not surprising that Middleton and Prince William do have a few close contacts who are celebrities.

For example, the couple seems to be very friendly with David and Victoria Beckham. David and Prince William first met in 2007 when they were working on the London Olympic bid, and the two of them continued to work together on a few more projects throughout the years. The Beckhams were even invited to the royal wedding in 2011.

In 2014, after it was announced that Middleton and Prince William were expecting their second child, David told a media outlet: “I’m so happy for them both, because they’re such great parents and obviously to be great parents and to have the roles they have, as important as they have, is really incredible.”

Another celebrity who seems to get on well with the Cambridges is Reese Witherspoon, who met Middleton for the first time in 2011 during the royal tour of North America. Witherspoon shared that she was quite starstruck, but the actress must have made a good impression on Duchess Kate. A year later, it was reported that Middleton sent a gift to Witherspoon after the birth of Witherspoon’s son, Tennessee.

Witherspoon also praises Middleton at every opportunity. She once shared that she found Middleton’s dedication to public service admirable.

“It takes a very special person to decide to commit to that kind of life, to choose to be under public scrutiny every moment,” Witherspoon said, according to Hello!. “Now that she’s in that position, her entire life is in service, forever. I am so in awe of that kind of dedication.”