The queen and the Duchess of Sussex, as Markle is now known, traveled by a special royal train for a series of events Thursday.
Their first stop featured a performance by local schoolchildren in the town of Widnes, near Liverpool.
The duchess, who wore a beige Givenchy pencil dress, sat next to the queen for the performance. It will be followed by events including the unveiling of a plaque to officially open the Mersey Gateway Bridge.
The duchess, a former actress on the TV show "Suits," is easing into royal duties after marrying Prince Harry last month.
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