Meghan, 36, was by her new grandmother-in-law’s side as she officially opened the Mersey Gateway bridge and the Storyhouse arts centre in Chester, where they also observed a minute’s silence for the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Meghan Markle attended her first solo royal engagement with the Queen today, and she looked stunning throughout the events of the busy day. The Queen then unveiled a plaque at the site to mark the opening of the bridge.
The Duchess of Sussex can’t stop gushing about Prince Harry or life as a married woman. Style it with Meghan’s exact black pumps from Sarah Flint, a brand she’s loyal to as she has been witnessed wearing its shoes numerous times.
Following Meghan’s marriage to Prince Harry at Windsor Castle last month, the former actress must now adjust to her new role as a royal.
As Meghan spoke to the crowds, she was overheard talking about her husband, saying, “Harry is the best husband ever”.
Thousands of people were already waiting at the venues hours before the royal pair arrived, with stalls set up on the streets selling flags and souvenirs.
That’s because the Royal Train (this one dates from 1977) is exclusively reserved for use by the top four royals: The queen, her husband, Prince Philip, her heir, Prince Charles (Meghan’s new father-in-law), and his wife, Duchess Camilla of Cornwall.
In the end, it was Her Majesty who made way for Meghan quickly saying: “You go first”.
According to a previous ET insider, this isn’t the first time the duchess has turned to members of the royal family for advice on royal protocol.
It is not known if they were from her personal collection or a new purchase. OK, it’s not exactly a soliloquy, but given how royal-starved we’ve been since Meghan and Harry said “I do” back in May, we’ll take it.
Ingham notes that her behaviour is possibly due to lack of interest in conversation with David Parr, chief executive of Halton Council in the town where the event was held.