Ardern, who responded that she would not be the one to pop the question, was then quizzed about whether she's a feminist. Yes, we're talking about the same Prime Minister here, the one who marched in the Women's March and who has spoken countless times about women's rights.
Taking the question in her stride, the PM replied confirming she is, indeed, a feminist and making light of the situation by joking that it would be letting her partner "off the hook" if she were to organise the proposal. “Oh absolutely, absolutely I am a feminist. But no, I want to put him through the pain and torture of having to agonise about that question himself, that’s letting him off the hook, absolutely not,” Ardern said.
Ardern was later asked if she felt “guilt” about balancing her role as a mum and also as a prime minister, something we're sure Scott Morrison, who has two daughters (yes, double that of Ardern!) has never been asked.
The Prime Minister replied that she is a "a mother, not a superwoman" and that the perception that the latter is true "does a disservice to all women, it raises expectations that no one can meet".
Naturally, Twitter quickly responded, dubbing the questions as "totally inappropriate."
Of course, while Ardern looked a little taken aback by the probing questions, she's now onto the next thing: tackling climate change by telling world leaders not to be on the wrong side of history. All with her baby and boyfriend by her side.