Earlier yesterday, Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle accompanied the Queen Elizabeth II as they attended the official unveiling of a new bridge in Widnes, Cheshire which the Queen formally opened, as well as the opening for the Storyhouse Theatre before they sat down for lunch at Chester’s Town Hall.
Grange Hill and Brookside creator Phil Redmond and wife Alexis, the High Sheriff of Cheshire, were among those gathered to greet the royals.
While local school performed for the royal pair, they seemed to have some chemistry as they shared tiffs of laughter with each other.
It is the first time the duchess has attended an event with the Queen without her husband Prince Harry.
The Queen, wearing green in honour of Grenfell Tower fire victims on the first anniversary of the tragedy, and duchess were greeted by hundreds of cheering schoolchildren as they stepped off the royal train at Runcorn station.
The Queen, wearing a Stewart Parvin outfit and matching hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan, was given flowers by Jack Jackson, 10, from St Michael’s Catholic Primary School in Widnes.
The Queen and the duchess then headed to Chester where they had a tour of the Storyhouse Theatre.
The £37m theatre opened in May 2017 following a two-and-a-half-year project to transform the city’s former Odeon cinema.
They saw performances from a theatre company for people in recovery from addiction
The 36-year-old duchess, wearing a cream outfit by Givenchy