Meghan Markle

Why Meghan Markle was standing behind Kate Middleton? Was she asked to?

Meghan Markle

The Trooping the Colour ceremony went really well. All the royal members were present at the event. But, there were some small things we noticed.

Like, we saw Meghan Markle standing behind Kate Middleton. Why?  

Also read: Why Was Prince William Not Sitting With Kate During Trooping The Colour?

When Meghan Markle made her official Trooping the Colour debut last Saturday, she wasn’t front and centre on Buckingham Palace balcony. The Duchess of Sussex was notably standing behind her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton and brother-in-law, Prince William. 

On researching, it all came down to a royal pecking order.

A royal source tells us: “She was not as prominent perhaps as some people might have expected. But, there’s a pecking order. There was no slight intended, but Prince William being the older, more senior brother would go out first with his wife”.

“During Kate Middleton’s Trooping the Colour debut, she stood in the front, but to the far left of the balcony. Meghan Markle here, was still in a good position. She was central rather than the alternative of being in the front row and along the balcony to the left or right”.

Meghan’s balcony position would have come from her.

And, if you noticed, there were a lot of kids who everyone would want at the front. During the annual celebration, the Duchess of Sussex, arrived to Buckingham Palace along her husband, Prince Harry. 

Also read: Prince Charles’ Relationships With Kate & Meghan Differ In This Crucial Way.

Meghan Markle opted for a pale pink off-the-shoulder dress by Carolina Herrera with a matching hat by Philip Treacy. The day started with a grand military parade and the arrivals of the royals via carriages. 

Once everyone arrived, the British royal family gathered together on the balcony to observe the iconic fly-past by the Royal Air Force. And the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan was all smiles as she took in the historic annual event.