Duchess of Sussex joins Queen Elizabeth for first solo trip

Meghan Markle in off-the-shoulder pink outfit

Meghan Markle joined her grandmother-in-law in Cheshire for their first joint royal visit together today (June 14), and they were later escorted towards a waiting vehicle.

The Duchess of Sussex joined Queen Elizabeth in Cheshire for a day of royal engagements on Thursday.

Queen Elizabeth, the world's longest-reigning and oldest monarch who has carried out thousands of engagements during her 66-year reign, appeared at ease with the newest member of the Windsors.

While we'll probably never truly know if the confusion stemmed from security changes or simple forgetfulness, at least we know that Queen Elizabeth and Meghan Markle thankfully stayed safe throughout their royal visit.

Earlier this week, Harry's office announced that the prince and Meghan would travel to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand later this year.

Markle accompanied the Queen to Runcorn Station after taking the distinctive burgundy-liveried locomotive from London.

Speaking about their visit, where a group of schoolchildren performed, Andrew Curphey from the Andrew Curphey Theatre Company said: "The Queen said she thoroughly enjoyed it and it was lovely to see the history of the bridge on the videos".


However, several times throughout her day with the Queen, Markle was seen "fidgeting" with her hands as she conversed with local officials.

Next, they were spotted together at the opening of Storyhouse Theater in Chester and finally head for lunch at the Town Hall.

The historic Royal Train launched in 1942 when Queen Victoria was on the throne and even puts the Orient Express to shame with its stunning smoking room with ornate gold fittings.

The Queen's train dates back to 1977, when it was used extensively for the Silver Jubilee.

Meals are cooked by a full kitchen staff to the standard expected in the royal palaces and there's a roster of 150 special drivers who are allowed to take the controls.

The Royal Train is understood to have costed £900,000 to run from 2016 to 2017.

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