On June 14th, 2018, the newly minted Duchess of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth embarked on their very first official journey together. The pair of royal leading ladies made their up 200 miles north of England to Chester.
During this iconic first appearance, the duo had nearly the whole world talking about their trip. Several people scratched their heads wondering how in the world the Duchess secured a solo trip with Her Majesty less than one month after becoming an official member of the family.
Former press secretary, Charles Anson, shared the real reason for Meghan’s solo trip with the monarch; The monarch requested the trip with the new Duchess herself. Charles confirmed that “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...Showing people the ropes is a high priority for the Queen.”
Leading up to the trip, Royal fans couldn’t help but wonder how the trip would play out. But, just as the Queen and Duchess arrived by train, their faces very quickly revealed how they were sensing the trip’s success.
The Queen entered the scene from the left train car and Meghan entered the scene right; the pair’s entry alone was iconic. The Queen looked beyond vibrant in a lime green dress suite while Meghan stunned in a cream dress with a simple belt. While the two leading ladies were impeccably dressed, they wore something that could not be purchased: genuine smiles.
Both the Queen and Meghan had a sparkle in their eyes that followed them through the entire trip. The Queen and Meghan laughed and appeared to be genuinely excited to be present with one another.
During the appearance, the pair attended the Mersey Gateway Bridge opening. During the event, Meghan and Her Majesty sat front and center where they laughed their way through a performance. Cameras caught the rare moment of the Queen’s genuine joy and now, the internet can’t stop talking about it!
Clearly, Meghan and the Queen are getting closer and closer! While people were under the impression the relationship between the two royals was less than friendly, pictures from their first outing together clearly state otherwise! We think their relationship is utterly adorable!