Is everyone getting along behind palace doors? That’s what royal fans can’t help but wonder as many eagle-eyed fans have noticed that Meghan Markle did not stand with Queen Elizabeth, Kate Middleton and Camilla Parker-Bowles during the Remembrance Ceremony in London this weekend. And apparently, there’s a good reason for it.
According to People Magazine, Queen Elizabeth, the Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall all stood together at one balcony while Meghan Markle watched the ceremony from a different balcony. In fact, she was situated by another window outside the Cenotaph war memorial in London. The pregnant role, who is expecting her first child next Spring, wore her hair back and had on a chic black coat for the event.
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The reason why Meghan stood on her own is not because there wasn’t enough room on the other balcony. Instead, it was because during official royal events, everyone is situated based on their “pecking order.”
“She was not as prominent perhaps as some people might have expected, but there’s a pecking order,” Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, told People Magazine in a new interview. “There was no slight intended, but William being the older, more senior brother would go out [first] with his wife.”
Little also added that Meghan was still in “good position” and that she wasn’t left behind altogether. She was central rather than the alternative of being in the front row and along the balcony to either the left or the right.
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