MEGHAN Markle has shared a giggle with The Queen – appearing in good spirits for her first royal engagement without Prince Harry by her side.
The 36-year-old former actress looked relaxed as she was this morning shown the ropes by the 92-year-old monarch.
The pair even shared a joke as they were seated for their first event – appearing to get along extremely well.
And there’s no one better for Meghan to learn royal lessons from than The Queen, who has attended thousands of public engagements during her 66 years on the throne.
The trip is a show of confidence in Meghan, with the Duchess of Cambridge doing a similar event ten months after her marriage to Prince William.
The Queen especially seemed happy to have Meghan by her side, sharing a laugh with the newest member of the royal family.
Today is a crash course in British culture for the American, who admitted today’s trip was her first time to the North of England.
Following in the Queen’s footsteps as she greeted local dignitaries, Meghan told them: “I’m very happy to be here.”
Meghan and The Queen had been welcomed at Runcorn station with polite handshakes and curtsies from local dignitaries including David Briggs MBE, the Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire.
They were met with wild cheering and applause from hundreds of flag-waving schoolchildren – with Meghan taking to her new role effortlessly.
The Duchess of Sussex looked regal in a neutral dress by Givenchy paired with black accessories, standing demurely behind her new grandmother-in-law.
Meghan stunned in the neutral fitted belted pencil dress, featuring an unusual cape shoulder detail.
But she chose to have her hair down and forgo gloves for the day out.
The Queen herself made sure to stand out – with today no exception to her love of signature bright block colours and matching hats.
The monarch donned a bright green dress by Stewart Parvin and matching hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan for the day.