Meghan will conduct her first joint engagement with the Queen in Chester next week

Her Majesty’s new right hand woman! Newlywed Meghan will accompany the Queen on a whirlwind day of engagements in Chester next week – in her first royal outing WITHOUT Harry

  • Duchess of Sussex, 36, will be joining Queen on engagements in Chester
  • The pair will also open the Mersey Gateway Bridge in Widnes, Cheshire 
  • This is expected to be Meghan's first official engagement post-honeymoon

By Emily Chan For Mailonline

Published: 10:59 EDT, 4 June 2018 | Updated: 11:28 EDT, 4 June 2018

Meghan will be looking to get tips from the Queen as she prepares to conduct her first joint engagement with Her Majesty in Chester.

The new Duchess of Sussex, 36, will be joining the 92-year-old monarch to open the Storyhouse Theatre and attend a lunch in the city next Thursday.

The pair will also open the Mersey Gateway Bridge in Widnes, Cheshire, on the same day. 

This is expected to be Meghan's first official engagement without Harry, and among her first appearances following their honeymoon.

The new Duchess of Sussex is set to conduct her first joint engagement with the Queen in Chester next week 
The new Duchess of Sussex is set to conduct her first joint engagement with the Queen in Chester next week 

The new Duchess of Sussex is set to conduct her first joint engagement with the Queen in Chester next week 

Harry and Meghan have not been seen in public since Prince Charles' 70th birthday celebrations at Buckingham Palace last month, just three days after their wedding.  

However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony with the rest of the royal family during the Trooping the Colour parade this Saturday.

The pair are believed to have jetted off on their honeymoon last week, with reports that they have chosen Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Canada as their destination. 

According to TMZ, the new Duke and Duchess are staying at the 6,000 sq ft Outlook Cabin which has been dubbed 'The Royal Retreat'. 

The Queen will be accompanied by Meghan to open the Storyhouse Theatre and attend a lunch in the city 
The Queen will be accompanied by Meghan to open the Storyhouse Theatre and attend a lunch in the city 

The Queen will be accompanied by Meghan to open the Storyhouse Theatre and attend a lunch in the city 

Previous royal visitors include King George VI and the Queen Mother, who stayed there in 1939, and Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, who visited in June 2005. 

Other famous names who have visited the spot include Anthony Hopkins, John Travolta and Bill Gates. 

It had previously been reported that Harry and Meghan wanted to 'hit the ground running' when it came to their royal duties following the wedding.

Aides are promising that the second half of this year will be ‘incredibly busy’ for Harry and Meghan when it comes to official visits.  

Meghan and Harry were last seen in public at Prince Charles' 70th birthday celebrations at Buckingham Palace last month 
Meghan and Harry were last seen in public at Prince Charles' 70th birthday celebrations at Buckingham Palace last month 

Meghan and Harry were last seen in public at Prince Charles' 70th birthday celebrations at Buckingham Palace last month 

The Duchess of Cambridge attended several engagements with the Queen in 2012, although not immediately after her wedding. She joined the monarch and the Duchess of Cornwall during a visit to Fortnum & Mason
The Duchess of Cambridge attended several engagements with the Queen in 2012, although not immediately after her wedding. She joined the monarch and the Duchess of Cornwall during a visit to Fortnum & Mason

The Duchess of Cambridge attended several engagements with the Queen in 2012, although not immediately after her wedding. She joined the monarch and the Duchess of Cornwall during a visit to Fortnum & Mason

The pair are already scheduled to visit Sydney in October for the Invictus Games. 

The couple are expected to then continue their tour Down Under to include visits to New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga. 

The newlyweds are also expected to undertake a couple of short overseas visits before the start of the summer, including a two-day visit to Dublin.  

However, it appears that Meghan will be learning the ropes from the Queen ahead of overseas visits later in the year.  

While the Duchess of Cambridge joined the Queen on several engagements in 2012 after marrying William, her first official engagements as a member of the royal family were not with the monarch. 

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