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The Queen and Duchess of Sussex embark on first Royal visit

DOUBLE ACT: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and the Queen

MEGHAN MARKLE and her majesty the Queen have attended their first royal engagement in Cheshire, northwest England.

The pair were warmly welcomed by a crowd full of children as they pulled in to Runcorn Station by Royal Train this morning.

As the first solo trip without her husband Prince Harry, the newlywed joined the Queen to officially open the Mersey Gateway Bridge.

Although the bridge has been in use for over eight months since its completion in October 2017, it was yet to have its official unveiling by the monarch.


ARRIVAL: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex arrive by Royal Train at Runcorn Station to carry out engagements in Cheshire

The trip was also the Duchess of Sussex’s first time travelling to the northwest. She was greeted by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs, who said: “I understand it is your first trip to the north of England,” to which she replied: “That’s correct. I’m very happy to be here.”

Dressed in style, Meghan wore an elegant custom-made cream dress with a cape feature at the shoulders made by her wedding dress designer, Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy.

Marking a day of remembrance for the Grenfell tower victims, her majesty the Queen was wearing a lime green Stewart Parvin outfit which was matched with a hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan.

Architects, planners and community representatives joined the royals before they watched a performance from local schoolchildren.

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