The Queen and Meghan Markle are coming to Chester next week

Big crowds are expected

The Queen and the newly titled Duchess of Sussex will be in Chester for the official opening of the Storyhouse Theatre next Thursday.

The opening marks their first event together without Prince Harry and since the royal wedding that attracted hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide.

In announcing the visit, the Royal Family's website said: "Her Majesty The Queen accompanied by The Duchess of Sussex, will officially open the Storyhouse Theatre, Hunter Street, Chester."

The Queen and Duchess will then be hosted for lunch in Chester Town Hall by the Mayor and Mayoress, alongside civic leaders.

Afterwards, the pair will make their way towards Widnes that afternoon to officially open the Mersey Gateway Bridge, with a plaque at the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre.

If you are planning to catch a glimpse of the Queen and her new granddaughter-in-law in Chester, it is worth getting into town early that morning, as significant crowds can be expected.