Details of family life were shared judiciously; the family liked to cuddle in bed on Saturday morning, she told the First Lady Michelle Obama and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau share a laugh during a ceremony at the White House for an Official Visit March 10, 2016 in Washington, DC.
This is Trudeau’s first trip to Washington since becoming Prime Minister.
It quoted a Canadian journalist who was only “half kidding” when referring to the new Trudeau era as “our Camelot,” a mythical metaphor for the JFK presidency (started, it turns out, by Jacqueline Kennedy, who mentioned it after her husband’s death in an interview with accorded Grégoire Trudeau first lady status, outfitting her in a form-fitting blue-and-gold dress by Oscar de la Renta, a designer famously worn by first ladies from Nancy Reagan onward; Hillary Clinton appeared on the November 1998 declared Grégoire Trudeau “the hottest first lady in the world,” apparently unaware that, unlike in the U. where Michelle Obama has a staff of more than 20, no such political role exists here.
That reality appeared to be challenged last month when Grégoire Trudeau told she was overwhelmed by the volume of requests; she needed “a team to help me serve the people,” she said, adding she had to work on her dining room table, a comment that doesn’t quite square with the fact that Rideau Cottage, the family’s home, has 22 rooms. The accompanying proﬁle expressed surprise she did: “Sophie held on to her surname, even though the mark she’s made with it professionally has been modest.” As Justin emerged on the Liberal stage, the couple presented as a more physical, less cerebral version of the Obamas—a GIF of them dancing backstage before Trudeau spoke at the 2013 leadership convention went viral.
By then, Grégoire Trudeau had transitioned from TV into full-time advocacy.