MEGHAN Markle dazzled as she attended her first public appearance without Prince Harry today.
The royal newlywed, 36, wore a cream Givenchy belted sheath dress, the same design label that was behind her breathtaking bridal gown, as she stepped out with the Queen in Cheshire.
Meghan Markle dazzled in a nude belted sheath dress as she stepped off the Royal Train with the Queen
Meghan looked elegant in a pair of £264 Sarah Flint black court shoes, which is the same brand as the ballet flats she wore for her and Harry’s first appearance.
Her dress featured a layered cape detailing, and isn’t available to buy at the moment as it is custom made.
The Queen herself made sure she stood out, donning a bright green Stewart Parvin dress for the occasion.
The Duchess of Sussex has been enjoying some quality time with her new grandmother-in-law after the pair spent the night together travelling on the Royal Train.
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They will undertake a number of public engagements today, including opening the Mersey Gateway Bridge and the Storyhouse in Chester.
The royal pair will watch a performance by a dance company called Fallen Angels, which runs classes for recovering addicts.
Next on the agenda is a medley of songs from the Storyhouse’s latest production A Little Night Music, and then they will see local schoolkids perform songs with actors from Swallows and Amazons.
They will also enjoy a slap-up lunch at Chester Town Hall to conclude their outing together.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex at the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge
The Queen herself made sure to stand out – donning a bright green dress for the day out
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Meghan is spending some quality time with her new grandmother-in-law in Cheshire
The swish Royal Train has nine carriages and last night Meghan stayed in one of the ensuite bedrooms and ate in the 12-seater dining room.
The trip is a huge honour for Meghan as it is understood that even Prince Harry and Kate Middleton have not had a ride onboard.
INSIDE THE ROYAL TRAIN THAT MEGHAN MARKLE TRAVELLED ON WITH THE QUEEN
The locomotive is a comfortable and exclusive method of transportation reserved for select members of the royal family.
It first came into use in 1842 under Queen Victoria – who was the first monarch to ride a train – and is composed of nine carriages.
Only the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla are permitted to use the train.
Each carriage has a different function, and their order is rearranged as necessary.
It is rare all nine carriages are used at once, only when The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall accompany the Queen on a trip.
Most of the carriages date back to 1977, when they were used for the Silver Jubilee tours, and are instantly recognisable from the ‘royal claret’ colour.
The carriages feature smoking rooms, a 12-seater dining room, and private carriages for each of the royals.
The Queen’s bathroom even has a full sized tub, and the schedule ensures they do not go around any sharp bends while she relaxes in the suds.
Prince Philip is said to use it as a mobile office, while the nonagenarian is rumoured to be a great fan of the train.
But despite its appearance of lasciviousness, it is said to be fairly modest inside.