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In Pictures: All eyes on Meghan as she joins Queen for first event without Harry

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The Duchess of Sussex began her rites of passage as a royal newcomer with a visit to Runcorn and Widnes.

Queen and Meghan in Widnes

The Duchess of Sussex carried out her first official visit with the Queen on Thursday, arriving in Cheshire by royal train for a day of engagements.

Royal visit to Cheshire
The pair arrived at Runcorn Station before visiting Runcorn and Widnes (Peter Byrne/PA)
Royal visit to Cheshire
Meghan chose an outfit by Givenchy, the same designer responsible for her stunning wedding gown (Peter Byrne/PA)
Royal visit to Cheshire
The 36-year-old wore a cream fitted knee-length dress with short cape sleeves and a skinny black belt (Danny Lawson/PA)
Royal visit to Cheshire
The dress was accessorised with black stiletto court heels by Sarah Flint and a mini clutch bag (Danny Lawson/PA)
Royal visit to Cheshire
The muted ensemble was possibly chosen so as not to outshine the Queen – seen here opening the new Mersey Gateway Bridge in Widnes – who wore a lime green Stewart Parvin dress coat and matching hat (Danny Lawson/PA)
Royal visit to Cheshire
Meghan also appears to be following royal fashion protocol by wearing flesh-coloured tights (Phil Noble/PA)
Royal visit to Cheshire
The monarch and her new granddaughter-in-law later arrived in Chester to open the Storyhouse Cultural Centre (Phil Noble/PA)

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Royal visit to Cheshire
Meghan wore diamond and pearl stud earrings, a gift from the Queen (Daily Telegraph/PA)
Royal visit to Cheshire
The pair enjoyed a performance by school children at the Storyhouse (Phil Noble/PA)
Royal visit to Cheshire
The Duchess meets the crowds during a walk-about in Chester (Daily Telegraph/PA)
Royal visit to Cheshire
Waving goodbye after lunch at Chester Town Hall (Joe Giddens/PA)

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