'You go first': Meghan Markle's awkward auto moment with the Queen


'You go first': Meghan Markle's awkward auto moment with the Queen

The Queen was in great spirits on Thursday when she stepped out with the Duchess of Sussex for their first ever joint royal engagement together.

As they disembarked the train, Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs MBE welcomed Meghan, saying: "Welcome to Cheshire". The newlywed, 36, looked incredible in a Givenchy cream ensemble which featured flared sleeves and a black waistband belt.

Meghan, in contrast, did not wear a hat, and wore her hair down.

Dressed in a bespoke Givenchy dress, American actress Meghan proceeded towards the vehicle with The Queen, 92, before stopping and asking Her Majesty: "What's your preference?", to which the Queen motioned a "you go first" gesture. According to Lucy Hough from LBC, Meghan was asked if this was her first time to the North of England, to which she said: "That's correct, I'm very happy to be here".

In Chester, the pair opened the Storyhouse, a library, theatre and cinema complex.

Meghan is thought to have offered to let the 92-year-old go before her, as she prefers to sit behind the driver's seat.

Cohen, who is a mum-of-three from Brisbane in Queensland, worked in public relations before joining the Buckingham Palace press office in 2001.

Cohen handed in her notice last September, but it has been reported she has agreed to stay on as interim private secretary.

Mr Curphey, 32, who met the Royals, said: "The children have been hugely excited and it's been a massive treat for them".

The Queen was wearing a green outfit, the colour of the Grenfell Tower campaign, and that was not a coincidence on a day when they both stopped and joined the nationwide minute's silence when they arrived in Chester city centre.

Ingraham told the Daily Mail: "It appears that the man on Meghan's right is the cause of her fidgetiness".

While Meghan looked attractive in the pale pink design, plenty of armchair critics condemned her decision to bare her shoulders for the event, even claiming she "broke royal protocol".