Meghan Markle was absolutely glowing in her first royal engagement without Prince Harry.
The Duchess of Sussex traveled with the queen to Chester, England, a city located near Liverpool, to attend a series of events at Storyhouse, a theatre, cinema, and library in Chester.
The series of events, which included a tour of the children’s library, a meeting with a Syrian settlement group engaged in craft work, a performance by a dance theatre company for people in recovery from addiction, and a performance of a medley of songs from Storyhouse’s latest production, A Little Night Music. Afterward, the Queen presented the theatre with a plaque to commemorate its official opening.
Meghan wore a light beige pencil dress with a cape top that was designed by Givenchy—her wedding dress designer—to the northwest England engagement. Meanwhile, the Queen of England wore a lime green suit dress by Stewart Parvin, which she paired with a matching hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan.
This is not only Meghan's first appearance without Prince Harry by her side, but it's also her first solo official visit with the Queen. It was also Meghan's first trip to the North of England, reported People.
According to People, this visit is the Queen's way of accustoming Meghan to the schedule of a British royal.
"It is the way of the royal family—all part of the training and getting used to being in public life and under public scrutiny,” Elizabeth’s former press secretary, Charles Anson, told People. “Showing people the ropes is a high priority for the Queen.”
During the official visit, Markle also spoke to well-wishers. She took questions about Prince Harry as an opportunity to gush about her husband. When asked by fans what it's like being married, Meghan didn't hold back.
"It's wonderful," she gushed before adding that Prince Harry is the "best husband ever."
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