The Queen and Meghan will arrive at Runcorn Station in Cheshire early on Thursday morning after an overnight trip on the luxurious Royal Train.
The London to Runcorn train journey usually takes around two hours, however, the Royal Train Travels much slower than most high-speed trains on the same route.
The Queen is said to prefer making long-distance journeys overnight rather than waking up earlier.
Her Majesty and Meghan will officially open Mersey Gateway Bridge and then later the newly-renovated Storyhouse Theatre before attending a lunch Chester Town Hall.
Campaigners with the group Scrap Mersey Tolls have announced they will be protesting during the royal visit, with a demonstration planned near the Catalyst – Science Discovery Centre where the official opening of the Gateway bridge will take place.
Described as Buckingham Palace on wheels, the Royal Train was first used by Queen Victoria in 1842.
It is only used a handful of time a year by Her Majesty, who prefers to use it on long-distance journeys, and it is usually reserved for senior royals, so Meghan is in for a treat.
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The nine-carriage Royal Train feature bedrooms with en-suites and a 12-seater dining room and it is understood even Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge have not had the honour of riding the Royal Train for official duties.
Royal Family members are said to have travelled on the train 14 times.
The trips cost taxpayers a total of £900,000.
Buckingham Palace has admitted using the locomotive is costly, but it argues the Queen finds using it more comfortable on overnight and long-distance journeys.
Source : EXPRESS