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Duchess Meghan and The Queen Hang Out Together Without Harry (Pics)

Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive by Royal Train at Runcorn Station to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Runcorn, Cheshire, England.
Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive by Royal Train at Runcorn Station to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Runcorn, Cheshire, England.

*Meghan Markle has made her first joint appearance with Queen Elizabeth II on an official royal visit to the northwest of England.

The in-laws literally rolled through a series of events on Thursday via special royal train, a favored travel option for the Queen and other senior royals because it allows them to work and relax en route, according to People.

Meghan, a.k.a. the Duchess of Sussex, wore a light beige pencil dress with a cape top by Givenchy (her wedding dress designer), while the monarch, 92, wore a lime green suit dress by Stewart Parvin and a matching hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan.

After spending the night aboard the royal train, their first stop was in Cheshire, some 200 miles from London. As the pair disembarked, they were greeted by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs, who told Meghan: “I understand it is your first trip to the north of England.” She replied: “That’s correct. I’m very happy to be here.”

Queen Elizabeth II sitts and laughs with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen.

Read more details of their train tour below, via People:

First on the pair’s agenda: the Mersey Gateway Bridge, where 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.

Children look on as Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive for their visit to the Storyhouse on June 14, 2018 in Chester, England.

Their next stop was the Storyhouse in nearby Chester, where they were scheduled 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.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meets members of the public as she joins Queen Elizabeth II to walk from Storyhouse to Chester Town Hall on June 14, 2018 in Chester, England.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meets members of the public as she joins Queen Elizabeth II to walk from Storyhouse to Chester Town Hall on June 14, 2018 in Chester, England.

Their last appointment is set to be a lunch at Chester Town Hall with locals brought together by the council.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (R) joins Queen Elizabeth II (L) and the Mayor of Chester as Queen Elizabeth II unveils a plaque outside Chester Town Hall on June 14, 2018 in Chester, England.

The outing is seen as the Queen’s way of helping immerse Meghan into public royal engagements. “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, tells PEOPLE. “Showing people the ropes is a high priority for the Queen.”

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