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Meghan Markle opts for Givenchy for day out with Queen

The duchess’s wedding dress was by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex at the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, in Widnes, Cheshire. Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex at the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, in Widnes, Cheshire. Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex arrive by Royal Train at Runcorn Station to carry out engagements in Cheshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex arrive by Royal Train at Runcorn Station to carry out engagements in Cheshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex arrive by Royal Train at Runcorn Station to carry out engagements in Cheshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth arrives by Royal Train at Runcorn Station to carry out engagements in Cheshire accompanied by the Duchess of Sussex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex arrive by Royal Train at Runcorn Station to carry out engagements in Cheshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex arrive by Royal Train at Runcorn Station to carry out engagements in Cheshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex arrive by Royal Train at Runcorn Station to carry out engagements in Cheshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex arrive by Royal Train at Runcorn Station to carry out engagements in Cheshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex (second right) arrive to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, in Widnes, Cheshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex at the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, in Widnes, Cheshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex at the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, in Widnes, Cheshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex arrive by Royal Train at Runcorn Station to carry out engagements in Cheshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex at the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, in Widnes, Cheshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
The Duchess of Sussex at the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, in Widnes, Cheshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex at the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, in Widnes, Cheshire. In the background is Samantha Cohen, the Queen's former Assistant Private Secretary who is now working with the Duchess. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex at the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, in Widnes, Cheshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex arrive to visit Storyhouse Chester, where they will be taken on a tour of the building before unveiling a plaque to mark the official opening. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Phil Noble/PA Wire
Crowds await the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex at Chester Town Hall for a lunch as guests of Cheshire West and Chester Council. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex arrive to visit Storyhouse Chester, where they will be taken on a tour of the building before unveiling a plaque to mark the official opening. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Phil Noble/PA Wire

The Duchess of Sussex turned to Givenchy to create the outfit for her all-important first joint engagement with the Queen.

Meghan, whose elegant pure white wedding dress was designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, wore a neutral fitted belted pencil dress, featuring an unusual cape shoulder detail.

The Queen, who is known for her signature bright block colours and matching hats, wore a spring green coat by Stewart Parvin and matching hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan.

Meghan, in contrast, did not wear a hat, and wore her hair down.                   

The monarch and her new granddaughter-in-law, who wed the Duke of Sussex less than a month ago, arrived by royal train at Runcorn station to begin the day’s engagements before departing by car for the Mersey Gateway Bridge.

While the Queen carried her trademark black Launer handbag on her arm, Meghan held a clutch bag in her hand.                   

The monarch was wearing gloves, as she usually does when out and about shaking hands with the public on royal engagements.

The Queen and the Duchess of Sussex at the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, in Widnes, Cheshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
The Queen and the Duchess of Sussex at the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, in Widnes, Cheshire (Danny Lawson/PA)

But the duchess was without gloves.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex (second right) arrive to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, in Widnes, Cheshire.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex (second right) arrive to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, in Widnes, Cheshire.

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