Meghan Markle Didn’t Stand with the Queen, Kate & Camilla at Remembrance Ceremony — Right here's Why

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Meghan Markle stood other than a few of her royal members of the family at a Remembrance Day Service on Sunday, nevertheless it wasn’t a slight towards her.

Throughout the solemn ceremony honoring those that misplaced their lives in World Conflict I, Queen Elizabeth, Kate Middleton and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall stood collectively at one balcony, whereas Meghan watched from the balcony of one other window exterior the Cenotaph struggle memorial in London.

Because the balconies of every window are small, it’s practically inconceivable to suit greater than three or 4 ladies on every.

Whereas final 12 months, Meghan didn’t be part of her members of the family, as an alternative watching with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s spouse Elke Budenbender, this 12 months she stood by a pair of rather more acquainted faces: the Queen’s daughter-in-law, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, in addition to Sir Timothy Laurence, Princess Anne‘s husband.

Throughout official occasions, the royal household additionally arranges themselves in keeping with a royal “pecking order.”

As an illustration, when Meghan and Harry made their first joint look since introducing son Archie to the world at Trooping the Color in June, they weren’t entrance and middle on the palace balcony — simply because it was the earlier 12 months, when Meghan made her debut look.

“She was not as outstanding maybe as some individuals may need anticipated, however there’s a pecking order,” Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty journal, beforehand advised PEOPLE. “There was no slight supposed, however William being the older, extra senior brother would exit along with his spouse.”

Final 12 months, a palace supply advised PEOPLE: “There’s nobody laying this out, telling her the place to face. And there have been numerous youngsters who everybody would need on the entrance.”

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Throughout Sunday’s occasion, Meghan wore a belted black coat with a wide-brimmed hat whereas Kate sported a smooth black coat with military-style elaborations and a veiled hat. Each ladies wore pink poppies, the image of remembrance for World Conflict I and veterans.

In the meantime, Prince William and Prince Harry joined Prince Andrew in laying wreaths of poppies.

The day prior to this, the royal {couples} attended the Competition of Remembrance Service at Royal Albert Corridor collectively, marking their first public look as a foursome since their household playdate at a polo match in July.

Harry lately opened up concerning the rumored rift between him and his older brother in ITV’s documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.

Talking concerning the pressures of their jobs within the royal household, Harry stated, “Inevitably stuff occurs. However we’re brothers, we’ll at all times be brothers. We’re actually on totally different paths for the time being. I’ll at all times be there for him and as I do know, he’ll at all times be there for me. We don’t see one another as a lot as we used to as a result of we’re so busy however I like him dearly.”

The royal dad of 1 added, “Nearly all of stuff is created out of nothing. As brothers, we now have good days and we now have unhealthy days.”

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In March, Meghan and Harry formally break up from Kate and William, breaking apart their joint “court docket” at Kensington Palace by creating two separate workplaces. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have since moved out of London to Windsor Fortress’s Frogmore Cottage – about 25 miles away – and launched their very own Instagram web page and charitable endeavor.

“It was solely going to work till they married — and it went on some time longer than maybe was initially thought,” one palace courtier beforehand advised PEOPLE.

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