And much like her first wedding gown that she wore to say her vows, the dress reflected a pared-down minimalism that reflects effortless sophistication at its core.
"What is your preference?"
Stalls selling flags and souvenirs have set up on the streets of Chester and schoolchildren who will meet the Queen and duchess during the day were delivered to where they needed to be early this morning.
The queen seemed comfortable in the company of Britain's newest senior royal, and the two shared a few smiles on their first travelling engagement together.
"Not big faux pas on HRH The Duchess of Sussex's side - just an innocent lack of knowledge".
The Duchess of Sussex turned to Givenchy to create the outfit for her all-important first joint engagement with the Queen.
It's like Meghan's been doing this her whole life!
"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". At the annual Trooping the Colour celebration on June 9, which is held in honor of the Queen's birthday, Markle made her official debut on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. She also wore pink for her very first royal outing on May 22, as well as an nearly identical hat.
The duchess, a former actress on the TV show Suits, is easing into royal duties after marrying Prince Harry last month at Windsor Castle.
"Thanks to a series of tiny loopholes in Canadian law, it's technically possible that Canada could immediately crown Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as king and queen of Canada", according to the country's National Post newspaper.
The Queen and the duchess were set to visit Storyhouse, Chester, then walk to Chester Town Hall to have lunch as guests of Cheshire West and Chester Council.