She’s officially royalty! Meghan Markle, now named the Duchess of Sussex, made her first solo public appearance alongside Queen Elizabeth on Thursday, June 14 — and looked stunning, per usual.

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Prince Harry’s new wife and the Queen attended the Mersey Gateway Bridge opening ceremony in Cheshire, the opening of the Storyhouse Theater in Chester, and lunch the Chester Town Hall For the special events, Meghan, 36, donned a gorgeous beige dress with a black belt and ditched her signature messy bun for loose waves. Elizabeth, 92, wore a bright lime green jacket over a floral dress with a matching lime green hat.

Both parties were all smiles throughout the day, which isn’t much of a surprise since the Queen seems to be bonding with Meghan faster than she did with Kate Middleton (however, Kate did have a solo public engagement with the Queen just nine months after marrying Prince William). Also, Meghan showed off her princess skills by sitting with the “duchess slant” alongside the Queen. The leg position is also favorited by Kate, and was also a done by the late Princess Diana often.

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“Typically the ‘duchess slant is used when a lady has to sit for an extended amount of time while keeping poise and posture,” Myka Meier, royal etiquette expert, told People. “It is the perfect pose for when a camera is shooting directly in front of you because by slightly slanting the knees to create a zig-zag effect when wearing a dress or skirt, your legs are angled so that the camera only shoots the sides of your legs and protects your modesty.”

Meghan seems to be Queen-approved, and honestly, they looked like BFFs today! We can’t wait for their next public outing together.

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