Meghan Markle joins Queen Elizabeth on royal tour

BY SAMANTHA COSTANZO
Posted on FEB 25, 2019

The occasion marks the first time that Markle has attended an event with only the Queen and no other members of the royal family present.

Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth arrived in the northwest of England for a series of royal engagements, Fox News reported. The occasion marks the first time that Markle has attended an event with only the Queen and no other members of the royal family present.

The pair arrived by royal train at Runcorn Station on Thursday, where they were greeted by David Briggs, the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire. They met with architects, planners, and community representatives at the Mersey Gateway Bridge to celebrate its grand opening and attended a performance by local children as part of the festivities.
Queen Elizabeth wore a suit in a characteristically bright shade of lime green, while the new Duchess of Sussex wore a beige Givenchy pencil dress.

Ingrid Seward, who has written several books about the royal family, toldPeoplemagazine that Markle's solo trip with the Queen is taking place much sooner than Kate Middleton's after her marriage to Prince William.

Royal appointments like the trip north are arranged in order to help new royals like Markle become more accustomed to royal life, according to Charles Anson, the Queen's former press secretary.

"Showing people the ropes is a high priority for the Queen," Anson said.