Meghan Markle And The Queen Had Their 1st Public Engagement Together In Cheshire, U.K.

Meghan Markle has only been part of the Royal Family for less than a month, but she’s quickly learning the ropes of being a royal thanks to the Queen.

The Duchess of Sussex stepped out with Her Majesty today for their first official engagement together in Cheshire, U.K.

For the occasion, Markle opted for a beige pencil dress by Givenchy (who also designed her wedding gown), while the Queen wore a lime green dress suit by Stewart Parvin and a matching hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan, People magazine reports.

The pair travelled to Cheshire, U.K. — a county located roughly 4.5 hours northwest of London — by royal train, which is said to be the Queen’s favourite mode of transportation.

As HuffPost Canada previously reported, this is an honour for Markle, as the royal train is traditionally reserved for senior members of the Royal Family, such as the Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles.

Markle and the Queen spent the night aboard the royal train and arrived at Runcorn Station in Cheshire on Thursday morning. They then departed by car to Catalyst Science Discovery Centre where they met with community representatives and opened Mersey Gateway Bridge.

However, it was during the pair’s move from train to car that Markle had a “moment of confusion,” Hello magazine reports.

The charming moment Meghan asks about protocol on who should get into the car first and the Queen lets her go first on their first Royal Engagement together.

— LBC (@LBC) June 14, 2018

According to the site, the 36-year-old royal was unsure who should enter the vehicle first. After asking the Queen what her preference was, Her Majesty said, “You go first.”

Considering this is Markle’s first royal engagement without her husband, Prince Harry, it’s not surprising to see the Queen stepping in to give her new granddaughter-in-law a helping hand when it comes to royal protocol.

“The Queen knows the potential pitfalls of not giving [new members] a guiding hand,” Ingrid Seward, author of the biography My Husband & I about Her Majesty and Prince Philip, previously told People magazine.

Despite this slight confusion, Markle’s outing with the Queen appeared to be a great success, as the two were photographed constantly smiling and laughing together.

One particular image of Markle looking fondly at the Queen

Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada Travel


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