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Queen and new Duchess of Sussex visit Cheshire

Her Majesty the Queen and her new daughter-in-law are carrying out their first joint royal engagement since the Duchess of Sussex wed Prince Harry.

The royal party will open both the Mersey Gateway Bridge at the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre in Widnes and the Storyhouse Theatre in Chester.

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Royal Visit: The Duchess of Sussex arrives for her first visit to the North of England

The Duchess of Sussex has arrived for her visit to the North of England Credit: PA

The duchess and the Queen were met by David Briggs MBE, the Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire after stepping off the train.

He told the duchess: "Welcome to Cheshire. I understand this is your first visit to northern England."

The duchess, wearing an outfit by Givenchy and clutching a handbag, replied: "That's right yes."

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