She remembers Castro during that visit as a “very warm and charming man — I enjoyed him.” – Margaret Trudeau on Fidel Castro
Pierre Trudeau, the former Prime Minister of Canada, made many visits to Cuba while he was the Prime Minister of Canada with his wife Margaret Trudeau who is the mother of current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Margaret Trudeau described Fidel’s peculiar fascination with her baby, when the Trudeau family visited Cuba in the ’70’s and her description of Fidel is very romantic:
“Fidel made it clear in his opening remarks that the parents were important but not nearly as important as the baby. In some pictures Fidel had a big patch of wet saliva on his uniform because he had come over early to cuddle the baby.”
Margaret Trudeau said she visited Castro at his hotel before the funeral to welcome him on behalf of the family.
Margaret Trudeau smiles as Castro holds her youngest son Michel after the Trudeaus arrived in Havana on Jan. 26, 1976.
When I meet Charlie Watts, he remembers it as being a “pretty serious” situation. To complicate matters, Wood was simultaneously having an affair with Margaret Trudeau, wife of the then Canadian prime minister. “It was a bit worrying,” says Watts, a thoughtful wrinkle appearing on his brow.
Over time, the marriage disintegrated to the point that, as recounted in her book, Trudeau had an affair with US SenatorTed Kennedy. She was also associated with members of the Rolling Stones, including Ronnie Wood and, according to Keith Richards‘s autobiography, Life, Mick Jagger.