The Queen and Meghan Markle look like best pals already on photos from trip together
Meghan Markle is slotting seamlessly into her role of the Duchess of Sussex. Since marrying Prince Harry last month, Markle decided to put her honeymoon celebrations on hold in order to go ahead with royal engagements and get used to her new job. And, while there has been some criticism of Markle for her choice of dress on both the big day and at the Trooping the Colour ceremony, the majority of people have been impressed by how calmly the former Suits actress has handled the pressure.
It would be fair to say that the majority of those criticising Meghan's choice of dress are simply Twitter trolls. However, Katy Perry wasn't a fan of Meghan's dress at her ceremony. "I would have done one more fitting," Perry said of Markle’s stunning Givenchy gown. "I’m never not going to tell the truth! One more fitting, but I love you."
Despite her indifference towards the dress, Perry said that she was happy for the couple and reserved a lot of her praise for Meghan herself. "I’m so happy for them, and, you know, I don’t know them from Adam, but it’s amazing what she’s doing with all this, her humanitarian efforts," she said. "You know, the fact that she’s a proud feminist, I love all that. I support her as another woman and love her and wish them both well."
But it seems like Meghan doesn't need well wishes as she settles into her new life. During her first royal engagement alongside the Queen, Meghan looked more than comfortable as the duo visited the town hall.
Meghan and her new grandmother could be seen sharing jokes and engaging with the public, who had lined the streets for their visit.
Kaleigh Watterson, a BBC reporter at the scene said that "Meghan seemed like a natural in her new royal role and looked genuinely happy as she stopped to chat and shake hands with those assembled; many of them hadn't expected she would have time to speak to them and were visibly moved."
Alison Green, 49, who is originally from the UK but now lives in Virginia, USA, spoke of her delight at seeing Meghan in the flesh. Speaking to the BBC, Green said:
"I landed yesterday to see mum and dad and decided to come down today.
"I'm mainly looking forward to seeing Meghan as I want to make my friends at home jealous!"
Sarah Howlett, from Chester, was also delighted to get the opportunity to speak to the duchess. "I said 'welcome to Chester' and she said 'thank you the weather is beautiful'.
"She was very natural, very beautiful and very friendly. It felt like she wanted to give all her time to people."
Lisa Sanders, who is from Great Sutton, was with her daughter Sarah to see the two royal women and got to shake hands with the new duchess who told them Chester was a "lovely place".
"She was fantastic, so natural. I said hello and I couldn't believe she shook hands with us."
While Meghan may still have her naysayers when it comes to being a royal, she continues to prove them wrong through her engaging and welcoming manner. Keep doing you, Meghan!