Meghan Markle is about to have a royal expertise that neither Kate Middleton nor Prince Harry have had: She's going to journey the royal prepare—which, sure, is a factor—with Queen Elizabeth II.
As introduced final week, the newly-appointed Duchess of Sussex will accompany the queen on an official go to to Cheshire, England (roughly 165 miles northwest of London). Whereas in Cheshire, they'll unveil a brand new bridge, open the Storyhouse Theatre, and have lunch at Chester's City Corridor. Prince Harry won’t be coming alongside for the journey, and it's the primary time Markle could have one-on-one bonding time with the queen. On Wednesday, Kensington Palace confirmed to Nation Dwelling U.Okay. that Markle will arrive with the queen at Runcorn Station by way of the royal prepare.
As you'd count on, the royal prepare is rather a lot nicer than your common Amtrak. In response to the British newspaper The Solar, the prepare options 9 carriages (together with smoking rooms), a 12-seater eating room, and personal carriages for every of the royals. The queen's lavatory additionally has its personal full-sized bathtub, and in keeping with The Solar, the prepare's schedule ensures that there received't be any sharp turns throughout bathtub time in order to not interrupt her leisure.
To be clear, the truth that Markle is driving the royal prepare with the queen is an enormous deal. In response to Royal Central per Nation Dwelling U.Okay., normally solely "senior members" of the royal household—a.ok.a. the queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and Camilla Bowles—are allowed to hitch a journey. The paper additionally says that Prince William has reportedly solely ridden the prepare as soon as, on his birthday, and that Prince Harry and Kate Middleton have by no means gotten the invite in any official capability.
For anybody who nonetheless has doubts in regards to the queen's help of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: It's truthful to imagine that is definitive proof she's absolutely on board—or, actually, all aboard—with their relationship.