Meghan Markle attends first official event with Queen Elizabeth II

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Meghan Markle looked radiant in a matching white coat and beret during her first official public appearance with the Queen of England for Commonwealth Day.

The event honours the Queen's commitment to the Commonwealth, comprised of almost 2.4 billion people across 53 countries.

Meghan was handed a bunch of flowers by a girl outside of Westminster Abbey.

Britain's Prince Harry, his fiancee Meghan Markle, Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at the Commonwealth Service. This event is celebrated across all 53 Commonwealth nations, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and Jamaica, of which the sovereign is the head.

The Duchess of Cambridge, who was joined by the Duke, wore a dress and coat by Beulah and hat by Lock and Co.

Including Markle was a public acknowledgment by the Queen that she will soon be joining the fold, The Telegraph reported.

"Through exchanging ideas, and seeing life from other perspectives, we grow in understanding and work more collaboratively toward a common future", said the Queen.

Windsor Castle, west of London, also will be the setting for the wedding of Harry and actress Markle, star of US TV drama Suits, on May 19.

The Express website has interviewed the expert on the royal family, Richard Fitzwilliams, and it is clear: according to him, at this point, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle "do not know each other really well".

While we haven't seen her in a photo with Markle yet, the queen arrived at Westminster Abbey looking regal in ruby.

Cheryl's partner Liam Payne performed at the service, while Dr Andrew Bastawrous, an eye surgeon who has helped combat blindness in developing counties, gave a reflection. Elsewhere, Eugenie (Celeste Dring) is engaged to be married, leaving Beatrice (Ellie White) feeling lonely and anxious about not having a plus one for the wedding, when a hunky political firebrand comes along to sweep her off her feet.

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