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The Queen And Meghan Markle Had Way Too Much Fun On Their 1st Royal Outing Together

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The Queen and Meghan Markle went on their first royal outing together and it was too cute

It looks like the newly-minted Duchess of Sussex, AKA Meghan Markle, and her grandmother-in-law Queen Elizabeth are fast friends — and we literally can’t get enough. The adorable pair headed off on their very first royal engagement without Markle’s husband, Prince Harry. Photos of the two show how giddy they were to be hanging out together, and we can barely handle the cuteness.

According to Time, the Queen and Duchess’ first royal outing together happened in Cheshire. They were there for the opening of the Mersey Gateway Bridge and Chester’s Storyhouse Theatre where they took in a student drama performance called “Drop in the Ocean.” But first, an overnight journey to get there on the royal train. Yes, there’s a royal train. I KNOW, I was also very excited to hear this news.

RUNCORN, CHESHIRE, ENGLAND – JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II is greeted with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex as they arrive by Royal Train at Runcorn Station to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Runcorn, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Peter Byrne – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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This wasn’t the brand-new Duchess’ first official engagement as part of her husband’s royal family duties, but it was the first without him at her side. But it looks like she’s doing just fine hanging out with her BFF the Queen.

Look at them. Has anyone ever seen the Queen this happy?

WIDNES, ENGLAND – JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a visit to the Catalyst Museum by the Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in Widnes, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex. This is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

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Just having the best time ever, like they’ve known each other for years.

CHESTER, ENGLAND – JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II sits with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Their bond is obviously strong. You can’t fake this kind of comfort and chemistry and we’re here for it.

WIDNESS, ENGLAND – JUNE 14: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in Widness, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

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Pretty sure they’re about to take over the world together.

CHESTER, ENGLAND – JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II sits with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Look at them appearing to adorably plot.

WIDNES, ENGLAND – JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a visit to the Catalyst Museum by the Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in Widnes, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex. This is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

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OK, maybe not taking over the world, but definitely planning their next ridiculously cute outing. At least that’s what I’m telling myself.

WIDNESS, ENGLAND – JUNE 14: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in Widness, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

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Experiencing serious FOMO here Meghan, please tell us what’s so funny. Also, I want to borrow the Queen’s hat. Like, now.

WIDNESS, ENGLAND – JUNE 14: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in Widness, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

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There’s a lot to love about these photos but the main takeaway? The Queen is literally beaming. She’s famously stoic and not usually one to giggle throughout an entire official appearance, so it’s clear as day that Markle’s very quickly endeared herself to her new in-laws. She’s our American princess hero and seeing her openly welcomed into the arms of her royal family is freaking heartwarming.

More Queen and Duchess trips please. We totally need this.

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