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RUNCORN, England, June 14, 2018 (Reuters) - Crowds cheered Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, as they arrived in the English county of Cheshire on Thursday to begin their first official joint royal trip without Prince Harry.

Meghan, who married the monarch’s grandson in a glittering ceremony at her Windsor Castle home last month, travelled by the Royal Train to northwest England for a day of events.

The queen, 92 and Meghan, 36, will first officially open the Mersey Gateway Bridge, a new toll bridge over the River Mersey and one of the UK’s biggest infrastructure projects in recent years.

The pair were greeted by schoolchildren who waved Union flags and cheered.

Meghan, a former American actress and star of the TV drama “Suits”, wore a cream caped dress whilst the queen appeared in a lime green ensemble.

In Chester the pair will open the Storyhouse, a library, theatre and cinema complex, and watch a dance performance and listen to songs performed by local schoolchildren before having lunch at the town hall.

LONDON, May 21, 2018 (News Wires) - Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan thanked everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday, as their Kensington Palace residence published three official wedding photographs.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday," the palace said in a statement.

"They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and also all those who watched the wedding on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world," it said.

Some 100,000 people came for the ceremony in Windsor, west of London and it was watched live globally, including by 29 million people in the US alone.

London, May, 9, 2018 (News Wires) -  A waxwork of Meghan Markle wearing a replica of her diamond engagement ring was unveiled yesterday at London's Madame Tussauds museum, less than two weeks before her wedding to Prince Harry.

"Excitement ahead of the royal wedding is reaching fever pitch and we have been inundated with questions about when people can finally meet Their Royal Likenesses," general manager Edward Fuller said.

The likeness of the US former television actress is in a green dress like the one she wore when the couple, who are getting married at Windsor Castle on May 19, announced their engagement in November.

LOS ANGELES, April, 25, 2018 - A little less than a month before her royal wedding to Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has said "I do" -- on television.

Markle fans who can't wait until the actress walks down the aisle next month can tune into the seventh season finale of the legal drama "Suits" -- which sees Markle's character Rachel tie the knot with Mike, played by Patrick J. Adams.

"I wanted to marry you from the second I met you," Mike says in a preview of the episode.

"You are the husband I've always wanted," Rachel says, marking a happy ending for the two actors leaving the series.

"We know there's another wedding on the horizon for Ms. Markle but just seeing her here in all of her bridal resplendence is a fairytale come true," said the network USA, which airs the series, on its website.

The characters Mike and Rachel had already tried getting married in a previous season -- but police arrested the former and thwarted the nuptial plans.

Shortly after announcing her engagement to Prince Harry, the future Duchess, 36, said she would leaving acting to focus on humanitarian work.

Her final appearance on "Suits" -- in which she has starred since 2011 -- will be a dress rehearsal of sorts for her big day on May 19, when she will marry Prince Harry in a chapel inside Windsor Castle before 600 invited guests.

Another 2,640 people will be welcomed onto the castle grounds.

LONDON, March 2, 2018 (Reuters) - Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife-to-be Meghan Markle will invite more than 2,500 members of the public to take part in their wedding day celebrations in May, his office said on Friday.

Harry and U.S. actress Markle are tying the knot at his grandmother Queen Elizabeth’s Windsor Castle home on May 19 in a ceremony expected to attract attention from around the world.

“Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will invite 2,640 members of the public to Windsor Castle on their wedding day to watch the arrivals of the bride and groom and their guests and the carriage procession as it departs from the castle,” Kensington Palace said in a statement.

The 2,640 invited guests will be made up of people from charities associated with the couple, local school pupils and members of the local community, and 1,200 people from across the country, chosen from a broad range of backgrounds and ages.

“Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have said they want their wedding day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too,” the statement said.

“This wedding, like all weddings, will be a moment of fun and joy that will reflect the characters and values of the bride and groom.”