According to him, Canadians aren’t “overly taken up with just now” the challenges of leaving a constitutional monarchy, as he told the BBC.
He expressed his gratitude for the “steadiness” of the existing structure.
A video of Mr. Trudeau singing a song by the British rock band Queen in a hotel in London over the weekend has him in hot water as well.
The Prime Minister can be seen singing Bohemian Rhapsody as Quebec artist Gregory Charles plays the piano in the brief video clip, which started going viral on social media late Sunday.
The video’s legitimacy was confirmed by Mr. Trudeau’s office on Monday. It was shot at the Corinthia London Hotel’s lobby on Saturday night during a small meeting with Canadian delegation members.
Since September 16, the Prime Minister and his wife, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, have been in London for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
The couple travelled with a delegation that included past prime ministers, indigenous leaders, and members of Canada’s Order of Canada, the nation’s second-highest civilian honour, including Sandra Oh and Mr. Charles, a Canadian actress.
In light of the Queen’s passing, some are debating the future of the monarchy in Canada. Mr. Trudeau’s comments and support for it come at this time.
“There’s a nice balance to the system we have that I think is going to continue to serve Canadians extraordinarily well,” Mr Trudeau told the BBC’s Today programme.
The current King Charles is the Head of State in Canada. The Canadian Government has the authority to rule, and the monarchy mostly serves a symbolic purpose.
The House of Commons and the Senate in Parliament, as well as the unanimity of all 10 provinces, would need to approve any change to the current structure.
Mr Trudeau also reflected on his first time meeting the Queen as a child, when his father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was Prime Minister.
“I was seven years old and I had to rush back from school to meet her,” he told the BBC, recalling how he was he had to keep his shoes scrubbed for the event.
“Of course, I got them all muddy, so I remember just before running home having to go into the school washroom with a buddy of mine, cleaning off my shoes so I could have clean shoes for meeting the Queen,” he said.
It was an important moment, he added, even in a prime ministerial household that saw many world leaders walk through its doors.
“I just remember looking up at her back then and having her being just lovely and thoughtful and gracious with me even at that point,” Mr Trudeau said.