The Queen and Duchess Meghan make 1st joint appearance

The Queen and Duchess Meghan make 1st joint appearance

The Duchess of Sussex has enjoyed a day out with the Queen in Cheshire as they took part in their first official engagements together.

The Queen wore a suit in her signature neon green designed by Stuart Parvin, who also designed her royal wedding getup.

And there appears to be one piece Meghan has already favoured, as she's spotted wearing it for the second time during her first solo royal outing with the Queen. "What is your preference?" she asked the queen, who responded, "You go first".

The pair were pictured smiling and laughing as they opened the Mersey Gateway Bridge, a new toll bridge over the River Mersey and one of the UK's biggest infrastructure projects in recent years.

The Queen unveiled an official plaque for the new bridge on a stage in the museum grounds which overlooked the structure.

It's a pivotal moment in Meghan's fast-track journey to becoming a fully-fledged Duchess, given it is the first time she is alone with her husband Prince Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

The royal pair traveled on the royal train to Chester together.


In Cheshire royals arrived by train, and the output of the W/d of them was already waiting for the numerous journalists who commented on the remarkably lovely and elegant outfit, Meghan Markle.

David Briggs MBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, welcomed Meghan as she left the train.

They joined the rest of Britain in observing a minute of silence at midday to honour the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire on the anniversary of the deadly London blaze.

"It was, however, a considerate gesture from the Duchess of Sussex to consider where the Queen would like to sit".

Meghan's earrings were in fact a gift from the Queen.

Judging by their interactions today it won't be long until newly-married Meghan will be on "Mama" terms with her husband's grandma.

They then visited the Storyhouse cultural centre in Chester, to meet a group helping Syrian refugees, watch a performance by a dance theatre group called Fallen Angels, for people recovering from addictions, and inspect a new children's library.

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