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14/06/2018 14:58 SAST | Updated 14/06/2018 20:32 SAST

Meghan, Duchess Of Sussex, Steps Out For Her First Solo Appearance With The Queen

Queen Elizabeth and the former Meghan Markle were all smiles.

Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, make a good team. 

The former Meghan Markle made her first solo appearance alongside the queen on Thursday, as they are visiting the town of Chester together. The two began their day opening the Mersey Gateway Bridge in Widnes and visiting the Storyhouse theater. They plan to end their engagements with a lunch at Town Hall.

For the occasion, the queen chose a bright green Stewart Parvin number over a white floral skirt with a matching hat. It’s similar to the green Parvin look she sported at Meghan and Prince Harry’s May 19 nuptials. 

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Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, during a visit to the Catalyst Museum in Widnes, England, on June 14.

The duchess wore a sleek dress by Givenchy with a black belt. The label is clearly a favorite, as Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy designed the former actress’ wedding gown.

Meghan paired her look with a small black clutch and $355 “Perfect Pump 100” heels by designer Sarah Flint. 

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All smiles together! 
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Still at the museum. 
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The former Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth II. 

Prior to the visit, the duchess joined the queen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colour on Saturday ― just after she and Harry reportedly got back from their honeymoon.

The parade is an annual celebration of the monarch’s birthday, but Prince George and his cousin Savannah found a way to bring a little attention to themselves. 

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The royal family stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 9. 

Though it hasn’t been made public what Meghan’s next engagement with the royal family will be, it’s clear she’s interested in hitting the ground running, just as she said in her first post-engagement interview in November.

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