Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II melt hearts by sharing a blanket on their joint royal outing: 'Cutest thing ever'

It’s been eight months since Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth II took their royal act on the road, joining forces for a trip to Cheshire, England last June.

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Now it’s Kate Middleton‘s turn.

Though the duchess has previously hosted events with her grandmother-in-law and joined her and Prince Philip for a 2012 visit to Leicester, Tuesday’s appearance at Kings College London marks her first time having a solo outing with the monarch.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive to visit Kings College, to open Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus, in central London on March 19, 2019 (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a visit to Kings College, to open Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus, in central London on March 19, 2019 (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit King's College to officially open Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus on March 19, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit King's College London on March 19, 2019 in London, England to officially open Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit King's College London to officially open Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus on March 19, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits King's College London on March 19, 2019 in London, England to officially open Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit King's College London to officially open Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus on March 19, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits King's College London on March 19, 2019 in London, England to officially open Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits King's College London on March 19, 2019 in London, England to officially open Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit King's College London on March 19, 2019 in London, England to officially open Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit King's College London on March 19, 2019 in London, England to officially open Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are met by (L-R) Lord Mayor of Westmnster, councillor Lindsay Hall, former British prime minister Sir John Major, president and principal of Kings College Professor Edward Byrne and chairman of council, Lord Geidt, on their arrival to visit Kings College, to open Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus, in central London on March 19, 2019 (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are met by (L-R) Lord Mayor of Westmnster, councillor Lindsay Hall, former British prime minister Sir John Major, president and principal of Kings College Professor Edward Byrne and chairman of council, Lord Geidt, on their arrival to visit Kings College, to open Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus, in central London on March 19, 2019 (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a visit to Kings College, to open Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus, in central London on March 19, 2019 (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit King's College London to officially open Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus on March 19, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
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While Kate’s wardrobe typically makes headlines, it was the queen’s time to shine as the pair opened the Bush House education center at the London university. After wearing neon green for her June road trip with Meghan, Her Majesty once again opted for a bold monochrome look, looking pretty in pink in a rosy Stewart Parvin cashmere coat paired with a matching hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan.

By contrast, Kate went with a more demure outfit, stepping out in a gray coat dress from Catherine Walker, black Mulberry clutch and Lock & Co. hat.

Compared to her day out with Meghan, during which both women were photographed bursting into laughter, the queen was composed and straight-faced. But royal-watchers couldn’t help but notice a sweet show of affection between her and Kate: During their car journey, they appeared to share a blue blanket spread across their laps.

The tender gesture has people in their feelings.

 

Hey, even royals have to share sometimes.

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