Meghan Markle Appears Alongside Queen Elizabeth in First Royal Engagement Without Prince Harry

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Meghan Markle drew quite the crowd Thursday as she and Queen Elizabeth II appeared together in England.

Together, Markle and the queen attended the official opening of Storyhouse, a new theater, library and cinema in Cheshire.

It was the Duchess of Sussex's first royal engagement without her new husband, Prince Harry. They married less than a month ago at Britain's Windsor Castle. 

Crowds gathered in the small English town where they showered the royals with cheers. 

Markle was additionally handed flowers as she greeted well-wishers.  

The queen and her new granddaughter-in-law also took in a performance of "A Drop in the Ocean" at the new theater, and were treated to a performance of the "Wheels on the Bus" song by children from a local nursery school.

The opening of the state of the art facility came on the one-year anniversary of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London, where 72 people lost their lives. The royals observed a moment of silence for the victims at the new venue. 

The duchess and the queen traveled to Cheshire by train. Queen Elizabeth wore a bright lime-green suit while Meghan donned a form-fitting white dress. 

 

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