Answers To Everything You’ve Been Wondering About Duchess of Sussex And The Queen’s Outing

There are tons of questions and things people want to know about Duchess of Sussex and The Queen, so we have compiled a number of the most popular questions on the internet about the two and tried our best to answer them.

Queen Elizabeth and Meghan Markle recently just finished with their royal engagements in Cheshire, where they attended a bridge opening and even a dance performance. The two ladies seemed overjoyed after their girls’ trip on the royal train the night before.

It’s amazing at how fast the Duchess of Sussex was integrated into the royal family after her wedding to Prince Harry. After all, the last time this happened was seven years ago, when Kate Middleton entered the royal family.

What Did The Queen And Meghan Do?

 

The due journey up to the north of England to officially open a new toll bridge over the River Mersey. Their visit included visits to Storyhouse, a new library, theater, and cinema in the city of Chester. After a dance performance, the pair finished their day with lunch at Cheshire Town Hall.

Who Designed Meghan Markle’s Dress?

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The Duchess of Sussex once again opted for Givenchy, the designer who made her wedding dress, for her attire during the trip.  The cape dress, belt, and clutch all came from the French fashion house, but American designer Sarah Flint supplied her stiletto heels. Meghan Markle has worn the New York-based brand more than 20 times, according to Harper’s Bazaar.

Buckingham Palace also confirmed that the pearl earrings Meghan Markle wore on that day were a gift from the Queen herself.

Why Did The Queen Wear Green?

The Queen is often seen wearing bright colors to distinguish herself from the others, as her daughter-in-law Sophie, Countess of Wessex previously revealed. “She needs to stand out for people to be able to say ‘I saw the Queen’,” she explained in the documentary The Queen at 90. “Don’t forget that when she turns up somewhere, the crowds are two, three, four, 10, 15 deep.”

However, there is a deeper meaning to why the Queen chose that particular color for that day. People across Britain wore green for the one-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower Fire in remembrance of those who died.

Both the Queen and Duchess of Sussex observed a 72-second silence — one second for each victim — during their appearance. It’s very possible the Queen selected her outfit as an additional tribute.

What A Height Difference?!

Meghan looks so tall! How tall is she really?

The former actress is 5 feet 7 inches tall — 4 inches shorter than Prince Harry.

What about the Queen’s height?

Queen Elizabeth is a petite 5 feet 4 inches. Understandably the 92-year-old wore much shorter heels than her new granddaughter-in-law, which exaggerated the height difference.

Who Is The Person Behind The Queen?

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Photos of the Queen and Meghan laughing together went viral very fast, but people couldn’t help but notice the quite frankly scary looking woman in black hovering behind the monarch’s shoulder.

A few keen-eyed Twitter users identified her as Fortune FitzRoy, the Duchess of Grafton. The Duchess serves as the Queen’s Mistress of the Robes — a position she’s held for more than 50 years. That means she oversees the other ladies-in-waiting and performs special duties during state ceremonies in addition to accompanying her employer to some public engagements.

What Is The Royal Train?

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The Queen and Duchess of Sussex got from London to Cheshire using her Majesty’s luxurious “palace on wheels”. The royal train first came into use in 1941 as a comfortable way for the monarch and her husband to get around, and the Duchess of Sussex’s trip reportedly makes her the first royal of her generation to ride the locomotive. Not even Prince Harry and Prince William have boarded before.

The nine cars currently hitched together date back to 1977. The Queen’s own 75-foot-long carriage contains a formal entrance hall, a sitting room, bedroom, and a full-sized bathroom.

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