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The Queen And Meghan Markle Went On A Trip To The North Together

They giggled together during a day of engagements in the north of England.

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The Queen of England has a new best pal.

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One Meghan Markle, the newly anointed Duchess of Sussex, whom you may know from legal drama Suits or from her marriage to the Queen's grandson, Prince Harry.

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The pair were visiting the north of England for a day of royal engagements – waving, ribbon-cutting and whatnot – and they seemed to be having a right old time.

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Here they are laughing together during the opening of a road bridge in Widnes.

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This woman behind them seems to be rather enjoying herself too.

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They made an appearance at Runcorn station, where they arrived by train.

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Here they are making kind faces at some children in Widnes – prime royal behaviour.

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They did a little walkabout in Runcorn while some children waved Union Jacks. Ten royal points to Markle, who has now attended three royal engagements since joining the family.*

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*relinquishing most of her personal freedoms in exchange for a coat of arms and a life of waving at strangers while wearing beige dresses.

The Queen officially opened the bridge, ~The Mersey Gateway~, with this lovely, velvet-curtained sign.

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Here they are laughing again.

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The Queen and Markle.

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BEST PALS.

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To the delight of their loyal subjects.

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FIN.

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Laura Silver is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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