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

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Queen Elizabeth and Meghan Markle were welcomed upon arriving at Runcorn Station after spending the night aboard the royal train.

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The Duchess Of Sussex Undertakes Her First Official Engagement With Queen Elizabeth II
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Thousands of excited fans also greeted the Queen and Meghan at the station.

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They then joyfully headed to Mersey Gateway Bridge to meet with architects, planners and community representatives.

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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.

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The monarch glowed in a lime green suit dress by Stewart Parvin and a matching hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan.

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Meghan joined the Queen for her first outing without Prince Harry less than one month after their royal wedding.

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The Queen was giddy while watching an act by local school children in Cheshire.

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Meghan and the Queen exchanged laughs.

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Queen Elizabeth enjoyed unveiling a plaque to mark the opening of the Mersey Gateway Bridge.

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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!

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