Malia and Sasha Obama attended their first state dinner at the White House (Getty Images)

Sasha and Malia Obama have grown up in the spotlight before our eyes and on Thursday night, they attended their first state dinner looking elegant as ever.

Malia, 17, wore a beige strapless gown with beading while Sasha, 14, wore a high-neck black dress with embroidery.

The night may have been dedicated to Canada but Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau also took a moment to tribute the first daughters for a few things they shared in common.

Sasha Obama entered the White House at 7 years old. She is now a high school freshman. (Getty Images)
Sasha Obama entered the White House at 7 years old. She is now a high school freshman. (Getty Images)

Trudeau’s own father had been the prime minister from the time Trudeau was born until he was eight years old.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 10: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for a meeting with members of the U.S. Senate March 10, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Trudeau had an Oval Office meeting with President Barack Obama earlier and he will attend a state dinner tonight at the White House. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 10: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for a meeting with members of the U.S. Senate March 10, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Trudeau had an Oval Office meeting with President Barack Obama earlier and he will attend a state dinner tonight at the White House. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

“The memories for me of being a kid and not being old enough to attend these kinds of events with my father almost makes me wish I had gone through my teenage years as the child of a world leader,” said Trudeau in a tribute in which he acknowledged that growing up in the public political eye had some serious downsides as well as amazing perks.  “Almost.”

Malia Obama was 10-years-old when she first entered the White House. She's headed off to college this fall. (Getty Images)
Malia Obama was 10-years-old when she first entered the White House. She’s headed off to college this fall. (Getty Images)

“I admire you very much, both of you, for your extraordinary strength and your grace,” Trudeau continued before going on to say that their childhood and their experiences, which very few children and teenagers share, will serve to give them “strength and wisdom beyond your years for the rest of your life.”

Both first daughters attend the highly-selective Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. where Malia will graduate this year before heading to college.  The Obamas will stay in Washington to allow Sasha to finish school.

See more pictures from the special event below.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 10: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and first lady Michelle Obama (L) come out from the White House for the arrival of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie GrŽgoire Trudeau for a state dinner at the North Portico March 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. Prime Minister Trudeau is on an official visit to Washington. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 10: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and first lady Michelle Obama (L) come out from the White House for the arrival of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie GrŽgoire Trudeau for a state dinner. March 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
March 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images/Alex Wong)
March 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images/Alex Wong)