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

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

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The Queen and the Duchess of Sussex arrive by Royal Train at Runcorn Station (Peter Byrne/PA)

The Queen and the Duchess of Sussex arrive by Royal Train at Runcorn Station (Peter Byrne/PA)

The Queen and the Duchess of Sussex arrive by Royal Train at Runcorn Station (Peter Byrne/PA)

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.

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The pair arrived at Runcorn Station before visiting Runcorn and Widnes (Peter Byrne/PA)

The pair arrived at Runcorn Station before visiting Runcorn and Widnes (Peter Byrne/PA)

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The pair arrived at Runcorn Station before visiting Runcorn and Widnes (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Meghan chose an outfit by Givenchy, the same designer responsible for her stunning wedding gown (Peter Byrne/PA)

Meghan chose an outfit by Givenchy, the same designer responsible for her stunning wedding gown (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Meghan chose an outfit by Givenchy, the same designer responsible for her stunning wedding gown (Peter Byrne/PA)

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The 36-year-old wore a cream fitted knee-length dress with short cape sleeves and a skinny black belt (Danny Lawson/PA)

The 36-year-old wore a cream fitted knee-length dress with short cape sleeves and a skinny black belt (Danny Lawson/PA)

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The 36-year-old wore a cream fitted knee-length dress with short cape sleeves and a skinny black belt (Danny Lawson/PA)

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The dress was accessorised with black stiletto court heels by Sarah Flint and a mini clutch bag (Danny Lawson/PA)

The dress was accessorised with black stiletto court heels by Sarah Flint and a mini clutch bag (Danny Lawson/PA)

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The dress was accessorised with black stiletto court heels by Sarah Flint and a mini clutch bag (Danny Lawson/PA)

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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)

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)

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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)

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Meghan also appears to be following royal fashion protocol by wearing flesh-coloured tights (Phil Noble/PA)

Meghan also appears to be following royal fashion protocol by wearing flesh-coloured tights (Phil Noble/PA)

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Meghan also appears to be following royal fashion protocol by wearing flesh-coloured tights (Phil Noble/PA)

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The monarch and her new granddaughter-in-law later arrived in Chester to open the Storyhouse Cultural Centre (Phil Noble/PA)

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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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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Meghan wore diamond and pearl stud earrings, a gift from the Queen (Daily Telegraph/PA)

Meghan wore diamond and pearl stud earrings, a gift from the Queen (Daily Telegraph/PA)

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Meghan wore diamond and pearl stud earrings, a gift from the Queen (Daily Telegraph/PA)

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The pair enjoyed a performance by school children at the Storyhouse (Phil Noble/PA)

The pair enjoyed a performance by school children at the Storyhouse (Phil Noble/PA)

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The pair enjoyed a performance by school children at the Storyhouse (Phil Noble/PA)

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The Duchess meets the crowds during a walk-about in Chester (Daily Telegraph/PA)

The Duchess meets the crowds during a walk-about in Chester (Daily Telegraph/PA)

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The Duchess meets the crowds during a walk-about in Chester (Daily Telegraph/PA)

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Waving goodbye after lunch at Chester Town Hall (Joe Giddens/PA)

Waving goodbye after lunch at Chester Town Hall (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Waving goodbye after lunch at Chester Town Hall (Joe Giddens/PA)

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