The Duchess of Sussex makes her first solo appearance with the Queen
Arrived by train in Cheshire
It's been just under one month since Meghan Markle married Prince Harry to become the Duchess of Sussex, and after a rumoured two-week honeymoon, both she and her new husband are being put to work. The pair appeared at last weekend's Trooping The Colour parade and today, Meghan is appearing solo alongside the Queen for the first time.
Arriving in Runcorn via train (Meghan is the first of the royals to be invited on the Queen's personal train, it is understood), Meghan and Queen Elizabeth are beginning the day by opening the Mersey Gateway Bridge at the Catalyst Science Discover Centre before visiting Storyhouse, a newly opened library and theatre that has attracted over one million visitors since it opened last year, and dining at Chester Town Hall for lunch.
See pictures from the joint outing below...
Kate Middleton's first solo outing with the Queen took place 10 months after she and Prince William were married in 2011, with many believing an outing of this nature so soon signals a huge vote of confidence from the Queen in Meghan's abilities as a new royal.