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Justin Trudeau Accidentally Swore Allegiance To The Queen's "Hairs" At His Swearing-In Ceremony

Or maybe he meant exactly what he said.

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At his swearing-in ceremony in Rideau Hall today, Justin Trudeau put a new spin on the traditional oath of office by swearing allegiance to Queen Elizabeth and "her hairs."

Here's how the Oath of Allegiance is meant to be read:

I, [name], do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors. So help me God.

Trudeau wasn't the only one whose nerves got the better of him. Several new cabinet ministers flubbed the line and pronounced the silent "H" in "heirs."

Wow, the Queen has such a great coiffure - more than one minister has sworn true allegiance to her "hairs." #PM23 #cdnpoli

Here's a clip of Trudeau's slip-up. The relevant part starts at 30 seconds in.

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This had better not lead to some kind of weird constitutional crisis down the road.

Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.

Contact Ishmael N. Daro at ishmael.daro@buzzfeed.com.

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