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Meghan Markle and the Queen arrive in Chester for first public appearance together without Harry

Newlywed Meghan Markle has arrived in Chester with the Queen.

Elizabeth II wearing a hat: The Queen and Meghan arrived by train© Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited The Queen and Meghan arrived by train The Duchess of Sussex will visit the Cheshire town for a day of engagements – including the opening of the Mersey Gateway Bridge and Storyhouse in Chester – without Prince Harry.

a group of people standing in front of a train: The Queen arrived at Runcorn Station © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited The Queen arrived at Runcorn Station The royal duo arrived at Runcorn Station by Royal Train before departing by car for the bridge, where they will be introduced to architects, planners and community representatives.

a group of people standing in front of a fence: This is the duo's first official engagement together © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited This is the duo’s first official engagement together

Local schoolchildren will then perform ‘Bringing Communities Together: Halton’s river crossings over the ages’ before the Queen will unveil a plaque marking the opening.

Meghan Markle wearing a hat: Meghan looked happy as she accompanied her grandmother-in-law © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Meghan looked happy as she accompanied her grandmother-in-law The Queen and the Duchess of Sussex will then depart by car for Storyhouse in Chester, where they will be taken on a tour of the building to visit the children’s library, stopping to meet a Syrian settlement group engaged in craft work.

Elizabeth II et al. standing next to a person in a suit and tie: The bridge is in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire© Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited The bridge is in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire The Royal party will watch a performance by ‘Fallen Angels’, a dance theatre company for people in recovery from addiction, then head to the theatre to see a medley of songs from Storyhouse’s latest production, ‘A Little Night Music.’

 

Elizabeth II et al. that are talking to each other© Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited On the ground floor they will see schoolchildren from local primary schools perform songs alongside actors from ‘Swallows and Amazons.’

a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: The royal pair make their way through crowds of excited schoolchildren© Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited The royal pair make their way through crowds of excited schoolchildren Her Majesty will unveil a plague to mark the official opening of Storyhouse.

Elizabeth II et al. standing next to a person in a suit and tie© Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited The Queen and The Duchess will then walk to Chester Town Hall where they will attend a lunch as guests of Chester City Council, which will mark the conclusion of their visit to Cheshire.

a group of people standing together in uniform: They were greeted at the station, before heading to their next location© Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited They were greeted at the station, before heading to their next location

As the royal duo arrived at Runcorn station, they were greeted by crowds of excited schoolchildren proudly showing off their Union Jack flags, buntings and smiles.

a girl wearing a hat and smiling at the camera: The Queen was all smiles as she arrived at the station© Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited The Queen was all smiles as she arrived at the station Children from local schools lined up in the street before the Queen made her way through, followed by Meghan.

a group of people around each other: They looked rather excited!© Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited They looked rather excited! The Queen and Duchess of Sussex then departed by car to travel to Mersey Gateway Bridge, which the monarch is officially opening.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Schoolchildren at Runcorn station eagerly waiting © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Schoolchildren at Runcorn station eagerly waiting Her Majesty’s outfit is by Stewart Parvin and has previously been worn in France D Day and Ireland state visits.

 

a group of people around each other: The children proudly showed off their Union Jack bunting and flags© Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited The children proudly showed off their Union Jack bunting and flags The Queen’s hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan, while the Duchess’s outfit is by Givenchy.

Slideshow: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with Queen Elizabeth II in Cheshire (Provided by Microsoft GES)

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