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.

    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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