Meghan Markle is already getting exceptional royal treatment just a few weeks into her newly-minted role as the Duchess of Sussex.
The former Suits actress, who marred Prince Harry at Windsor Castle on May 19, will soon embark on a trip to Cheshire, England, with Queen Elizabeth II, but her husband will not be joining. During the official royal outing, the Queen and her new granddaughter-in-law will enjoy a packed schedule of duties, ranging from a town hall lunch to numerous unveilings and openings of local landmarks.
Accounting travel time and more, the trek will provide plenty of time for the two to bond.
Kensington Palace confirmed on Wednesday, June 6, that Markle will be joining the Queen on the royal train—an experience that even Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has yet to enjoy. (In fact, Prince William has only been on the train once and it was his birthday.)
The history of the royal train is rather illustrious as it originated to Queen Victoria’s rule in 1842. Only the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla are permitted to utilize the transportation method.
The train will depart London on June 14, and Markle is in for quite the treat. The nine-car locomotive includes a private saloon for the Queen boasting a bathtub, and carriages for each royal. The meals, though slightly different from Buckingham’s formal dining rooms, are also served in the 12-seat dining room.
Robert Lacey, a consultant for Netflix’s smash series The Crown, told People that the announcement bears significance for Markle, who just joined the family officially several weeks ago. The historical expert called the overnight trip “a really positive sign of favor, encouragement and endorsement by the Queen.”
Harry and Meghan married in the society event of the year at St. George’s Chapel. Look back to see ways they honored the late Princess Diana on their wedding day in the video above.