It was the first ever engagement for Meghan Markle with Queen Elizabeth. The occasion was the opening of the Mersey Gateway Bridge in Cheshire and they made the journey on the royal train.

According to Daily Mail UK, it was a totally new experience for Meghan who was married just shy of one month ago. She is from an American background and is gradually adjusting her lifestyle to meet up to the expectations of the royal family. Prince Harry had always been beside her to offer guidance, but maintaining protocol in his absence while traveling with the Queen would have been a different kettle of fish.

It's a new world for Meghan Markle

The jitters Meghan Markle must have felt at the beginning of her journey with the Queen to the Runcorn station faded soon enough. This was evident from their body language that displayed happiness. Meghan was a new bride and after the royal wedding with Prince Harry on May 19, the couple spent a brief honeymoon at an undisclosed destination. Since her wedding, Meghan had an opportunity to see the Queen only once at the Trooping the Colour ceremony. This was because the Queen has been away at Craigowan Lodge at Balmoral, Daily Mail noted.

The journey with the Queen possibly gave a boost to Meghan’s confidence. The occasion was officially the Queen’s day but the crowds that had gathered to cheer them had their eyes peeled for Harry’s new American bride.

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied the Queen to a program nearly one year after her marriage to Prince William. However, the Queen made an exception in the case of Meghan, possibly to make her feel comfortable because of her different background and upbringing.

The Queen and Meghan Markle in Cheshire

BBC reports that Her Majesty and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, had two major events scheduled in Cheshire.

These were the official opening of the Mersey Gateway Bridge and Chester's Storyhouse Theatre. Meghan was sure to be missing her husband Prince Harry, and the Queen ensured that his absence did not bother the new bride. In the end, Meghan came out with flying colors to prove that she is a quick learner and can adjust to any situation.

The two of them were greeted by groups of the schoolchildren who cheered them as they stepped off the royal train at Runcorn station. Meghan was, without doubt, the star attraction. She did not hurry things but stopped to chat and shake hands with some of those who were present.