THE Queen took Meghan Markle under her wing as the former actress eased into her new royal role as the Duchess of Sussex.
Meghan accompanied the monarch by train to Chester with the pair having a full day of official engagements, including opening the Mersey Gateway Bridge.
The Queen and Meghan Markle will spend the day in Chester
When is the Mersey Gateway Bridge opening?
The royals arrived at Runcorn station by Royal Train on June 14 where they were warmly welcomed before leaving by car for the Mersey Gateway Bridge.
They will be greeted by architects, planners and community representatives.
The Queen, 92, and Meghan, 36, will view the bridge and watch a group of local school kids perform ‘Bringing Communities Together: Halton’s river crossings over the ages’.
Her Majesty will then unveil a plaque to mark the opening of the bridge.
The royals travelled by Royal Train to Chester overnight
What is the itinerary?
After opening the bridge The Queen and the Duchess will travel by car to the Storyhouse cultural centre in Chester where they will be given a tour of the building and visit the children’s library.
They will stop to meet a Syrian group engaged in craft work.
A dance theatre company for people in recovery from addiction, will perform Fallen Angels.
A medley of songs from Storyhouse’s latest production, A Little Night Music will be performed.
The royals were greeted warmly when they arrived in Chester