The Queen breaks her own protocol for Meghan Markle

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The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, didn't go on a solo outing with the queen until 10 months after she'd married Prince William.

Dressed in a bespoke Givenchy dress, American actress Meghan proceeded towards the auto with The Queen, 92, before stopping and asking Her Majesty: "What's your preference?", to which the Queen motioned a "you go first" gesture. Gradually we would expect the Queen to scale down her duties but never to abdicate as she believes in total dedication to duty and in the oath she took to serve her whole life when she was 21.

Crowds cheered Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, as they arrived in the English county of Cheshire on Thursday to begin their first official joint royal trip without Prince Harry.

Sources say that it was love at first sight for the Duchess when she visited the Cotswolds for the first time, and the couple earmarked the property as a "temporary post-nuptial haven".

Today is the opportunity for Meghan to receive a masterclass from the Queen in how to conduct royal engagements.

But the duchess was without gloves.

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At one point, Meghan also seemed uncertain about what to do with her clutch purse, and ended up placing it on the floor.

"She was not as prominent perhaps as some people might have expected, but there's a pecking order", Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, explained to People. That means an very bad lot to us. "She was fantastic, so natural", Sanders told the BBC.

They then visited the Storyhouse cultural centre in Chester, to meet a group helping Syrian refugees, watch a performance by a dance theatre group called Fallen Angels, for people recovering from addictions, and inspect a new children's library.

And as Queen Elizabeth was smiling and laughing throughout the day, it appears that the monarch was very happy to have her grandson's wife by her side.

Harry and Meghan are back their honeymoon, and have a busy summer ahead of them.

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