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Duchess Meghan makes first joint appearance with queen

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The former is making her first joint appearance with on an official royal visit to the northwest of England.

The and the Duchess of Sussex, as is now known, travelled by a special royal train for a series of events today.

They joined the rest of Britain in observing a minute of silence at midday to honour the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire on the anniversary of the deadly blaze.

Aside from that somber moment, the day was filled with smiles and cheers as the 92-year-old monarch and 36-year-old former paired up.

They wore contrasting colours, the duchess choosing a beige pencil dress and the in a lime green coat-dress and matching hat. The queen seemed comfortable in the company of the newest senior royal.

Their first stop featured a performance by local schoolchildren in the town of Widnes, near

The duchess sat next to the It was to be followed by events including the unveiling of a plaque to officially open the

The two royals were greeted by cheering crowds in the centre of the city of Chester, where they observed the minute of silence.

The queen worked one side of the street, greeting well-wishers, while the duchess walked down the other side, chatting with local residents and showing her wedding ring to one small group.

The duchess, a former on the TV show "Suits," is easing into royal duties after marrying last month.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 21:35 IST
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