As announced last week, the newly appointed Duchess of Sussex will accompany the queen on an official visit to Cheshire, England (approximately 165 miles northwest of London). While in Cheshire, they'll unveil a new bridge, open the Storyhouse Theatre, and have lunch at Chester's Town Hall. Prince Harry will not be coming along for the ride, and it's the first time Markle will be getting to bond one-on-one with the royal matriarch. And on Wednesday, Kensington Palace confirmed to Country Living U.K.
that Markle will arrive with the queen at Runcorn Station via the royal train.
As you'd expect, the royal train is a lot nicer than your average Amtrak. According to the British newspaper The Sun, the train features nine carriages (including smoking rooms), a 12-seater dining room, and private carriages for each of the royals. The queen's bathroom also has its own full-sized bathtub, and according to The Sun, the train's schedule ensures that there won't be any sharp turns during bath time so as not to interrupt her relaxation.
To be clear, the fact that Markle is riding the royal train with the queen is a big deal. According to Royal Central per Country Living U.K., usually only "senior members" of the royal family—a.k.a. the queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and Camilla Bowles—are allowed to hitch a ride. The paper also says that Prince William has reportedly only ridden the train once, on his birthday, and that Prince Harry and Kate Middleton have never gotten the invite in any official capacity.
For anyone who still has doubts about the queen's support of Prince Harry taking Meghan Markle as his bride, it's fair to assume this is definitive proof that the matriarch is fully on board—or, really, all aboard—when it comes to her new granddaughter-in-law.