Only a month after becoming the Duchess of Sussex, 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 last weekend, Meghan arrived to Cheshire today with the Queen 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, 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.
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.
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 alone (she did walk down the aisle by herself!) because she is the best.
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