Meghan Markle Wore an Elegant Givenchy Dress to Her First Event with the Queen

It's from the same designer who made her wedding gown!

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Only a month after becoming the Duchess of Sussex (opens in new tab), Meghan Markle has already transitioned smoothly into her new royal life and she gets plenty of face time with the Queen. After celebrating Queen Elizabeth's birthday at Trooping the Colour (opens in new tab) last weekend, Meghan arrived to Cheshire today with the Queen (opens in new tab) to open the Mersey Gateway Bridge and Storyhouse theatre in Chester about a half hour away.

For the special occasion, the Queen wore a vibrant lime-green suit while Meghan stunned in in a bespoke pink Givenchy dress with a high neckline and accessorized with a black Givenchy belt and clutch. (Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy designed Meghan's gorgeous wedding gown (opens in new tab), which she wore a few short weeks ago.) The Duchess of Sussex completed the look with a pair of tiny pearl earrings that belonged to the Queen.

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This event marked Meghan's first solo outing as she takes on more duties within the royal family. She usually accompanies Prince Harry on public engagements, but he sat this one out. Perhaps it was for the best, since his grandmother didn't invite him to take the royal train.

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Yup, Meghan was the first one in the group (sorry, Kate and William!) to ride the royal train, which is usually reserved for use by the Queen, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and Camilla, and their guests. Her smart outfit also clearly reflected the fact she can handle her royal duties (opens in new tab) alone (she did walk down the aisle (opens in new tab) by herself!) because she is the best.

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Shop some of Meghan's exact pieces, below:

Givenchy, $1,190 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

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Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.