Queen Elizabeth jokes that Canadian PM Justin Trudeau makes 'me feel so old'

(REUTERS) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II hosted a gala dinner on Friday (Nov 27) for the leaders attending the Commonwealth Summit in Malta and showed that being nearly 90 years old has not dimmed her ability to make a witty riposte.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the newest member among the Commonwealth leaders, delivered a glowing toast to the Queen, mentioning her six decades on the throne and "long and tireless" service to the Commonwealth, quipping that she had seen more of Canada during her long reign that most Canadians.

The Queen replied to Mr Trudeau's toast by saying: "Thank you, Mr Prime Minister of Canada, for making me feel so old", causing gales of laughter among the assembled guests.

The Queen hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in the Maltese capital of Valletta and paid an official three-day visit to the country from Nov 26-28.