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What to know about Meghan Markle's first solo engagement with Queen Elizabeth

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Meghan Markle had made her first joint public engagement with the Queen, after spending a night on Her Majesty's royal train. Meghan Markle wedding dress knockoff now on sale Markle's dress marks the second time she's turned to the French fashion house as her designer of choice for a huge moment. The lookalikes will be priced at £3,500 each (about $4,656) and available exclusively at her flagship at 23 Old Bond Street.

"She has been warmly embraced by both Kate [Middleton] and Camilla [Duchess of Cornwall], and even Harry has been doing what he can to make sure she feels comfortable and at ease", the source said. "It was an awesome moment to see them together".

While wedges might be a more comfortable choice for a day of engagements, it is known the Queen disapproves of this style options.

Royal etiquette dictates women must curtsy and men bow to the Queen the first time they see her every day. "The caped shoulders restricted her arms and she lost some of her more natural movements". At one point, she kept tucking her hair behind her ears.

Royal expert Omid Scobie told Elle that the Palace stated up front there would be no honeymoon scoops: "Kensington Palace have said that the honeymoon is very much a private trip and they won't be releasing details to the media".

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The custom-designed number, which fell to just below the knee, featured a thin belted waist and was paired with a sensible black clutch and pumps - and sheer tights.

Philippe Lagasse, an associate professor at Ontario's Carleton University who specialises in the Westminster system, says Canada's Constitution is clear that the executive authority is "vested in the Queen" but does not specify who that monarch must be.

The duo concluded their visit with lunch at Chester Town Hall. "The impression of spontaneity and warmth".

The pair travelled overnight on the royal train for today's engagements.

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