Royal SNUB! Why did Meghan Markle NOT stand with Royal Family on Remembrance Day?

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Royal SNUB! Why did Meghan Markle NOT stand with Royal Family on Remembrance Day?

Meghan Markle did not stand on the same balcony as the Queen, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, or Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, during the Remembrance Day commemorations in London on Sunday.

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The Duchess of Sussex watched the solemn proceedings from the balcony of a separate window outside the Cenotaph war memorial. From there she was joined by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s wife Elke Buedenbender. At official events, the Royal Family arranges themselves according to a Royal “pecking order”.

When Meghan made her Trooping the Colour debut in June, she stood behind Kate and William.

Meghan the Duchess of Sussex did not join fellow Royal Family members Image GETTY
Meghan the Duchess of Sussex did not join fellow Royal Family members Image GETTY

Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, told PEOPLE: “She was not as prominent perhaps as some people might have expected, but there’s a pecking order.

“There was no slight intended, but William being the older, more senior brother would go out first with his wife.

“She was central rather than the alternative of being in the front row and along the balcony to the left or right.”

Meghan Markle was dressed in an all black outfit for the Remembrance Day service Photo C GETTY IMAGES
Meghan Markle was dressed in an all black outfit for the Remembrance Day service Photo C GETTY IMAGES

A palace source said Meghan’s balcony position “would have come from her”.

They said: “There’s no one laying this out, telling her where to stand.

The Queen and Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge stood on a balcony next to Camilla Image GETTY
The Queen and Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge stood on a balcony next to Camilla Image GETTY

“And there were a lot of kids, who everyone would want at the front.”

During Sunday’s event to mark one hundred years since the end of World War 1, pregnant Meghan wore a black coat and hat with her hair pulled back.

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, looked elegant and regal in a black coat with a white collar and red embellishments on the shoulders.

Whereas Meghan stood away from the other Royal Family members on a different balcony Image GETTY
Whereas Meghan stood away from the other Royal Family members on a different balcony Image GETTY

All the Royals wore poppies to remember the fallen, with the Queen and Kate notably wearing several – the reason for which is not fully known.

It was the Duchess of Sussex’s first Remembrance Day as a member of the Royal Family.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchesses of Cornwall and Cambridge stood together Image GETTY
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchesses of Cornwall and Cambridge stood together Image GETTY

Meghan, Harry, Kate and William all joined the Queen and other Royals for a service to mark the Centenary of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey.

Meghan is starting to show the signs of a baby bump Image GETTY
Meghan is starting to show the signs of a baby bump Image GETTY

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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