March 10, 2016 6:33 pm
Updated: March 10, 2016 10:04 pm

IN PHOTOS: The Trudeaus’ day in Washington D.C.

WATCH ABOVE: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau had a busy day in Washington, D.C. as their official visit with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama got underway.

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It was a jam-packed day for the Trudeau family in Washington, D.C. as President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama rolled out the red carpet for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau.

Wherever the Trudeaus and Obamas went, the cameras weren’t far behind.

READ MORE: ‘It’s about time, eh?’ Obama welcomes Trudeau at White House

While the prime minister and president sat down for meetings and held a joint press conference, complete with a few jabs about hockey and beer, the first lady and Grégoire-Trudeau spent their morning promoting the importance of education for girls around the globe.

READ MORE: Obama and Trudeau joke about beer, hockey during White House welcoming

PM Trudeau was the toast of a state luncheon at the State Department, prepared by a Canadian-born celebrity chef, but the event that has Washington waiting with bated breath will be the state dinner at the White House Thursday evening — a lavish affair that hasn’t been held for a Canadian prime minister in nearly 20 years.

Here’s a look at the Trudeaus’ day in D.C.

Handshakes, hugs and high-fives

The Trudeaus and Obamas walked the White House South Lawn to meet and greet an excited crowd of onlookers, as the the prime minister’s official visit got underway.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Trudeau to the White House for an Official Visit Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visit to Washintgon

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau escorts his wife Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau during an arrival ceremony with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House, March 10, 2016.

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President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greet the crowd during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of White House in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama greet visitors as they take part in a welcome ceremony during a State Visit on the South Lawn of the White House on March 10, 2016 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, March 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. This is Trudeau’s first trip to Washington since becoming Prime Minister.

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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (2nd R), U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) and Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau wave to invited guests from the Truman Balcony of the White House after an arrival ceremony at the White House, March 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. This is Trudeau’s first trip to Washington since becoming Prime Minister.

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President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hug during a welcome ceremony during a State Visit at the White House on March 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C

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President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hold a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office of the White House March 10, 2016.

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The Trudeau family’s visit inside the Oval Office was lower key, but the prime minister’s official photographer, Adam Scotti, was on hand to catch one memorable moment when the youngest Trudeau, 2-year-old Hadrien, showed off his presidential high-five.

All smiles for ‘soulmates’ Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau and Michelle Obama

It was also a busy day for Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau and Michelle Obama, but one full of smiles, laughter and hugs — and even a song. Grégoire-Trudeau addressed a crowd of women and girls at a special event for Let Girls Learn, a White House program championed by the first lady.

The pair struck up a fast friendship, with the first lady telling the audience Grégoire-Trudeau was already her “soulmate” and they were “going to get in a lot of trouble before this day is over.”

Grégoire-Trudeau even came to the rescue of her new-found friend at one point.

First lady Michelle Obama and Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister JustinTrudeau, participate in a program at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016, to highlight Let Girls Learn efforts and raise awareness for global girl’s education.

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First lady Michelle Obama and Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sing along with school children during a program at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016, to highlight Let Girls Learn efforts and raise awareness for global girl’s education.

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Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sings along with school children as she participates in a program at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016, to highlight Let Girls Learn efforts and raise awareness for global girl’s education.

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First lady Michelle Obama begins to loose her balance as she walks off of a stage as Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, reacts to catch her while they participate in a program at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016, to highlight Let Girls Learn efforts and raise awareness for global girl’s education.

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First lady Michelle Obama and Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, walk to their chairs after the first lady lost her balance walking off of a stage while they participate in a program at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016, to highlight Let Girls Learn efforts and raise awareness for global girl’s education.

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First lady Michelle Obama listens as Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, speaks during a program at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016, to highlight Let Girls Learn efforts and raise awareness for global girl’s education.

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First lady Michelle Obama and Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau hug while they participate in a program at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016, to highlight Let Girls Learn efforts and raise awareness for global girl’s education.

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Trudeau toasts at State Department state luncheon

The morning’s events culminated with a luncheon fit for a king or a prime minister at the State Department. Secretary of State John Kerry toasted Trudeau, before a room of dignitaries dined on a luncheon prepared by a fellow Canadian — Montreal-born chef Spike Mendelsohn.

READ MORE: Lunch for Trudeau’s state visit taps Canadian celebrity chef

Secretary of State John Kerry applauds Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a luncheon meeting at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets former Secretary of State Colin Powell during a luncheon meeting at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes a toast during a working lunch at the US State Department in Washington, D.C

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Secretary of State John Kerry and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau toast each other during a luncheon at the US Department of State during Trudeau’s State visit March 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

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Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau raises her glass as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry make a toast during a working lunch at the US State Department in Washington, D.C.

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The stars will come out for the star event — the state dinner

The highest profile event of the entire visit will be the state dinner in Prime Minister Trudeau’s honour at the White House Thursday evening.

The guest list for the event includes a slate of dignitaries and officials from both governments, but also an array of Canadian-born Hollywood stars like Ryan Reynolds and Mike Myers.

READ MORE: Guess who’s coming to PM Trudeau’s state dinner? Here’s the guest list.

The Trudeaus and the Obamas arrived in style. Grégoire-Trudeau wore a dress by Canadian designer Lucian Matis, who also designed the dress she wore earlier in the day. The first lady wore a print dress by designer Jason Wu, also a Canadian. The prime minister and president both dunned tuxedos. And all were smiling for the cameras.

Trudeaus arrive

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 10.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pose for a photo with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016, as they arrive for a state dinner.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau walk into the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016, as they arrive for a state dinner.

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First lady Michelle Obama and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau walk through the White House as they follow their husbands President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the State Dinner in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016

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Served on the Obama China Service, the officials, dignitaries and celebrities in attendance will be dining on a spring-themed menu – with some Canadian accents like maple syrup and Canadian whisky.

READ MORE: Trudeau goes to Washington: White House reveals spring-themed menu for state dinner

Here’s a sneak peek inside main event.

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