The former Meghan Markle is making her first joint appearance with UK Queen Elizabeth II on an official royal visit to the northwest of England.
The queen and the Duchess of Sussex, as Markle is now known, traveled by a special royal train for a series of events Thursday.
They joined the rest of Britain in observing a minute of silence at midday to honor the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire on the anniversary of the deadly London blaze.
Aside from that somber moment, the day was filled with smiles and cheers as the 92-year-old monarch and 36-year-old former actress paired up.
Their first stop featured a performance by local schoolchildren in the town of Widnes, near Liverpool.