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Queen and Meghan Markle visit Cheshire on first joint appearance (Pictures and video)

Her Majesty and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, today, make their first royal visit together.

The Queen and her granddaughter-inlaw Meghan officially opened the Mersey Gateway Bridge and Chester's Storyhouse Theatre.

The Queen and Meghan then attended a lunch at Chester Town Hall as guests of the city council.

Meghan Markle boldly broke from tradition with her outfit choice today - shunning one of the Royal rules on outfit etiquette.

According to Insider, Royal protocol dictates that, when out on official occasions, women must wear hats, Liverpool Echo reported.

See pictures and video below:

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The Queen and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex observe a moment of silence in memory of the Grenfell fire victims during a to visit Storyhouse Chester at mid-day today

Toll protesters at the Mersey Gateway bridge ahead of the royal visit (Image: Colin Lane)