The new Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle,36, and the Queen, 92, stepped out in northwest England on Thursday morning, in Cheshire, via the royal train. The monarch wore a lime green suit dress by Stewart Parvin and a matching hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan, while Meghan wore a light beige pencil dress with a cape top by Givenchy. The Queen also gave Meghan an elegant pair of pearl and diamond drop earrings, which appear to be a smaller version of her own.This is the first occasion the Queen has taken her new granddaughter-in-law on an official visit. At the Mersey Gateway Bridge Meghan and the Queen met architects, planners and community representatives. They also watched a performance by local school children before Elizabeth formally opened the bridge.
Their next stop was the Storyhouse in nearby Chester, where they were set to meet a Syrian settlement group, watch a performance by the Fallen Angels dance company and catch a medley of songs from a current production of A Little Night Music. “The Queen knows the potential pitfalls of not giving [new members] a guiding hand. She can’t expect Meghan to know everything without being shown. I’m sure she feels Meghan needs a steadying hand in these early days,” Ingrid Seward, author of the recent biography of the Queen and Prince Philip, My Husband & I, appreciated.