The duchess's outfit - a beige Givenchy dress with caped shoulders - may have not been the ideal choice, Ms James said. She paired this with a thin black belt and black pointed-toe pumps. The 92-year-old royal donned a Stewart Parvin dress and jacket with a color-coordinated hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan. The brand has been a favorite of several high-profile women, including late actress Audrey Hepburn, who was considered Givenchy's muse.
During the visit to the bridge, the royals met architects, planners and community representatives and watched a performance from local schoolchildren before Her Majesty unveiled a plaque to mark the opening.
After arriving by royal train, the pair helped open of the Mersey Gateway Bridge and the Storyhouse, a performing-arts theater in Cheshire.
The pair were sat in front of Meghan's interim private secretary, Australian Samantha Cohen.
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Although she did not take the top spot, according to a palace source, the order of appearance on the balcony is not a hard-and-fast rule, but rather, a matter of etiquette and deference. She also wore pink for her very first royal outing on May 22, as well as an nearly identical hat.
Cohen handed in her notice last September, but it has been reported she has agreed to stay on as interim private secretary. Before heading to Chester Town Hall for a City Council lunch, they took in the production of A Little Night Music.
Royal expert Omid Scobie told Elle that the Palace stated up front there would be no honeymoon scoops: "Kensington Palace have said that the honeymoon is very much a private trip and they won't be releasing details to the media".
Meghan appeared to ask the Queen: "What's your preference?". "I think the Queen and Meghan's relationship at this point is one built on respect, and Meghan has shifted her own personal style to adopt a more demure regal look - something I think the Queen will be thankful for".More news: Comey broke Federal Bureau of Investigation procedure in Clinton email probe, says inspector general