Duchess of Sussex joins Queen Elizabeth for first solo trip

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The new Duchess of Sussex, 36, joined the Queen at a series of events in England on Thursday, and couldn't help gushing over her new husband during a meet-and-greet with fans.

Givenchy is the same designer who designed her wedding dress.

They wore contrasting colours, the duchess choosing a beige Givenchy pencil dress and the queen in a lime green coat-dress and matching hat. Though it's Meghan's first engagement without Prince Harry, she does have the queen by her side, giving her the royal seal of approval and showing once more that the new duchess is being welcomed to the family. "The caped shoulders restricted her arms and she lost some of her more natural movements".

They then headed to Chester, an ancient Roman city near the Welsh border, where they opened the Storyhouse, a library, theatre and cinema complex.

The Duchess of Sussex accompanied Queen Elizabeth to Cheshire, England, today on her first royal engagement without Prince Harry and had nothing but Disney princess-worthy things to say about her new hubby (duh).

Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth rode in a luxurious train overnight from London to Cheshire Wednesday night and arrived in the small Northern English town Thursday morning. "I feel this is a clever styling tactic as it will always work with the Queen's look; she is known and applauded for her use of bright fun colors".

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They giggled like naughty schoolgirls at times as Meghan whispered in the Queen's ear during visits to Runcorn, Widnes and Chester, after a slow journey to the Northwest on the royal train.

Just days after tying the knot with Prince Harry in a wedding for the ages, the Duchess of Sussex attended the Prince of Wales' 70th birthday celebration at Buckingham Palace in an elegant off-white ensemble.

During the event, Markle and the queen watched a drama performance by local students called "Drop in the Ocean".

For a woman normally full of confidence who walked down the aisle alone, Meghan appeared to be beset with nerves on this first trip out with her grandmother-in-law.

"Usually the auto would draw up curbside for the monarch to step out and be escorted, with whoever was with her getting out of the other side and going around the vehicle", said The English Manner Chief Executive Alexandra Messervy.

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