Talk about a Royal welcome to the family! The Duchess of Sussex arrived in Chester for a day of royal engagements with none other than Her Majesty the Queen.
Meghan and Queen Elizabeth arrived by train to Runcorn Station.
The Queen & The Duchess will view the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, including a plaque unveiling to celebrate the new infrastructure project.
The actor in Meghan will surely appreciate the visit made to Storyhouse, meeting a Syrian settlement group engaged in craft work and watching a dance performance by ‘Fallen Angels’, a group of young people finding recovery from addiction through dance.
Finally, Her Majesty The Queen and The Duchess of Sussex walked to Chester Town Hall where they attended lunch as guests of Chester City Council before returning back to London. At the lunch, images of Meghan emerged with the cape portion of her dress removed – a smart touch by Clare Wight Keller to ensure Meghan could eat with ease!
Dress: Bespoke Givenchy for Clare Waight Keller based on their Spring/Summer Collection’s ‘Look 35’
Belt: Givenchy 2G Buckle Belt
Shoes: Sarah Flint Perfect Pump 100 in Black Nappa
Bag: Givenchy Leather Crossbody in Black
Earrings: Pearl and Diamond studs, a gift from the Queen, from her personal collection.
Bracelet: Diamond Tennis bracelet, TBC. Possibly believed to be Cartier as seen previously.
What we first noticed was something missing – a hat! Most royal women wear hats when out with The Queen, something Meghan did not adhere to for her engagement today. Meghan’s look was definitely reviewed by Royal advisors, so it was not an oversight! We think that it was a personal choice, and another step towards how the royal family is modernizing under Meghan.
We also loved the personal touch that was shared between the Queen and her new granddaughter-in-law as The Queen gifted Meghan with a pair of pearl & diamond earrings which Meghan wore today. We love to think of the Queen digging through her personal collection (the rumoured source) to find something for Meghan, and then also of how special those earrings will be to Meghan.
What did you think of Meghan’s look today?
All images are via the British Royal Family/Kensington Palace on Twitter unless otherwise noted.