People.com Royals We've Never Seen the Queen Smile Like This! See Her Chemistry with Meghan Markle in Action Queen Elizabeth radiated pure bliss during her engagement in Cheshire with Meghan on Thursday — their first one-on-one outing By Dana Rose Falcone Published on June 14, 2018 08:23 AM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 10 Kensington Palace Twitter Queen Elizabeth and Meghan Markle were welcomed upon arriving at Runcorn Station after spending the night aboard the royal train. 02 of 10 Neil Mockford/GC Images Thousands of excited fans also greeted the Queen and Meghan at the station. 03 of 10 Press Association via AP Images They then joyfully headed to Mersey Gateway Bridge to meet with architects, planners and community representatives. 04 of 10 Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images The royal pair brought along matching black purses for the engagement. The Queen carried a Launer London tote, while Meghan went with a bespoke Givenchy clutch. 05 of 10 Press Association via AP Images The monarch glowed in a lime green suit dress by Stewart Parvin and a matching hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan. 06 of 10 Press Association via AP Images Meghan joined the Queen for her first outing without Prince Harry less than one month after their royal wedding. 07 of 10 Queen Elizabeth and Meghan Markle in 2018. Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images The Queen was giddy while watching an act by local school children in Cheshire. 08 of 10 Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth on their royal outing on June 14, 2018. Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images Meghan and the Queen exchanged laughs. 09 of 10 Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth enjoyed unveiling a plaque to mark the opening of the Mersey Gateway Bridge. 10 of 10 DAVID HARTLEY/REX/Shutterstock She and Meghan then headed to Storyhouse in Chester, where they toured the children's library. But first, the jubliant Queen gave her signature royal wave!