Meghan Markle attended her first royal engagement with the Queen on Thursday and spoke to well-wishers about life as a newly married woman.
The Duchess of Sussex joined the Queen on an official visit to Cheshire, in the northwest of England, where they opened the new Mersey Gateway Bridge and met with architects, planners, and community representatives.
They then moved on to nearby Chester to officially open Storyhouse — a library, theatre, and cinema that provides activities for local marginalized groups.
While at Storyhouse, the two royals met with the Syrian Refugee Women’s Group, talked to children and workers from Ash Grove Farm Nursery, and watched a performance by the Fallen Angels dance group.
Markle also took the time to talk to locals, many of whom were interested to know how her life had changed since marrying Prince Harry.
“It is wonderful,” Markle told Sharon Briscoe (via People), a well-wisher who had travelled from Wales to attend the event. “I’m really enjoying it.”
When Briscoe asked the duchess to take care of the royal prince, the former “Suits” actress replied: “I will do. That means an awful lot to us. He’s the best husband ever.”
Markle is set to join the Queen for one last appointment at Chester Town Hall where they will enjoy lunch with locals brought together by the council.