Markle was bestowed with the honor of boarding the royal train by the Queen, shortly after her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018. The Duchess of Sussex traveled to the city of Chester, in the north-west of England, in June 2018 for a royal engagement alongside the Queen. The occasion saw Markle and Her Majesty officially open the Mersey Gateway Bridge and Chester’s Storyhouse Theatre and was the first event that the Duchess of Sussex had attended without her husband Prince Harry. Despite having only been a member of the British royal family for a relatively short period of time, Markle traveled on the iconic train before the Duchess of Cambridge, who has been a senior member of the British royal family since her marriage to Prince William in 2011.
However, it has been reported that Middleton has now earned the right to board the Royal Train as she and her husband William prepare to visit key workers, extraordinary communities, and individuals who have helped and supported others during the coronavirus pandemic. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to travel on the train as they cover 1,250 miles over three days as part of their journey, where they will meet care home staff, teachers, schoolchildren, and the many volunteers who have made a difference in the global crisis.
The British Royal Train has been used by the British monarchs since Queen Victoria first traveled on the train in 1842. It comprises of luxury sleeper, dining, and lounge carriages, with a dedicated office space for the Queen to work while she travels.