October 14, 2016 11:13 am
Updated: October 14, 2016 12:22 pm

Emma Watson and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau go for a Vespa ride

WATCH: When Emma Watson visited Ottawa in late September, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau took her out for a ride on her Vespa.

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Actress and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson says meeting Sophie Grégoire Trudeau during a recent trip to Ottawa was “a highlight of my year.”

Watson was in the nation’s capital in late September to discuss women’s issues with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and promote her “He For She” campaign. Trudeau has agreed to become an ambassador for the UN-backed project, which aims to get men involved in the global fight for gender equality.

But Watson also got to spend time with Trudeau’s wife, who scooped the Harry Potter actress up on a Vespa and took her on a tour of the city before her afternoon meetings.

“Definitely a highlight of my year was meeting this person,” Watson said in an Instagram post featuring an image of the two women laughing on the scooter.


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“It was one of the most free and inspiring mornings I have had all year – not what I expected from someone who is as busy as she must be.”

Watson added that both of them wore helmets, and Grégoire Trudeau drove.

She also took the opportunity to plug Grégoire Trudeau’s own Instagram account, which she launched this week.

“I’m looking forward to being able to see your adventures and especially witness the work you do on behalf of women and girls,” Watson wrote.

Watson also posted a short video of she and Grégoire Trudeau speeding through what looked like a rural area of Ottawa.

The prime minister’s wife has prioritized issues linked to women and girls in her charity work. Last spring, she attended an event in Washington with U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama that promoted education among American teenage girls.

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