The Queen and Meghan on first engagement together
The Duchess of Sussex has enjoyed a day out with the Queen in Cheshire as they took part in their first official engagements together.
Thousands turned out to catch a glimpse of the newlywed as she accompanied the 92-year-old monarch for the first time without her husband Harry on official engagements in Runcorn, Widnes and Chester.
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.
The pair travelled up to the north-west of England on the Royal Train and arrived to cheers from flag-waving schoolchildren at a Runcorn train station.
The Royals then took a short car journey to the Catalyst science museum in Widnes.
0 Meghan meets the crowds in Chester, above, and sits with the Queen during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge in the town of Widnes