Justin Trudeau had the crowd fooled Sunday (Sept 24) after pretending his photographer was Prince Harry! The national leader was in town to celebrate the prince’s 2017 Invictus Games, and couldn’t help but have a laugh with his fans, who were eagerly waiting to catch a glimpse of the PM.
The viral video, which was posted to Twitter, shows photographer Adam Scotti and the prime minister walking out to their respective cars. Some of those waiting in the crowd yelled out for the prince, who actually turns out to be Adam! Instead of brushing it off, Justin pointed enthusiastically to his colleague and the crowd went wild.
Oddly enough, the Canadian photographer isn’t the only one who bares a striking resemblance to British royalty. Vancouver photojournalist Ben Nelms looks quite similar to Prince William , a discovery that prompted Adam to post two comparison photos for his Twitter followers.
If photography doesn’t work out for Adam, he certainly could land a gig playing Prince Harry in a biopic!
While Justin and Harry are known for their down-to-earth personalities and fab senses of humour, the two were in town for a seriously important cause. The Paralympic-style Invictus Games were created by the prince to honour veterans wounded while supporting their countries on the frontlines.
The Sept 23 opening ceremonies for the Games were nothing short of extraordinary. From the parade of more than 500 competitors from 17 nations to Sarah McLachlan's moving tribute to fallen soldiers, the kick-off left all those in attendance in awe of their athletes’ strength and bravery.
Prince Harry enjoyed the show alongside First Lady Melania Trump, who was cheering on the large U.S. team in her first solo trip outside the United States. Beside them were Governor General David Johnston and his wife, Sharon. Justin and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau were seated one row below.
The prince's gorgeous actress girlfriend Meghan Markle was also in attendance, but sat a discreet one section away from her royal beau with her designer friend Markus Anderson. The LA native has lived in Toronto for six years now and wore all Canadian designers to the sporting event, including Aritzia and Mackage.