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Here's Why Meghan Markle Was Not Front & Center at Balcony Debut

Here's Why Meghan Markle Was Not Front & Center at Balcony Debut

Many wondered why Duchess Meghan Markle looked like she was standing in the background on the balcony at the Trooping the Colour ceremony over the weekend, which marked her royal balcony debut.

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

“[Meghan] 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,” he added.

In addition, a palace source told the publication, where the Duchess stood “would have come from her. There’s no one laying this out, telling her where to stand. And there were a lot of kids who everyone would want at the front.”

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  • Vanity

    Meghan will never be Queen thats why..

  • Stoni

    Meghan was in the back because she’s a dog abandoner.

  • Danae

    Neither will Kate. Queen consort at most.

  • DEADP00L

    Meghan is not a princess, her husband is a Duke now, he was in the same spot as she was. William is the second in line to rule a blood soaked throne. No one should care if shes further away from it, its actually a great thing. This is the monarchy and this is what she signed up for. Not a celebrity reality TV marathon. These people hang out with blood soaked dictators, demagogues and ethno supremacists for crying out loud.

    People need to start looking at things in perspective. There is nothing romantic or noble about monarchy.

  • DEADP00L

    Queen mother actually and if something happens to William and Charles has already passed away but her son is still too young to rule she’d become Queen regent.

    Shes mother to the future King of Britain after all. Meghan isnt in the same league whatsoever. Meghan is married to a Duke and is now 5th in line to the throne and if Kate continues to have children, the further down the chain he goes.

  • Vanity

    dear lord theres a big difference Kate is married to the future King.

  • DEADP00L

    And is mother to a future King.

  • Mercyneal

    Can’t stand Markle. Always posing, way too much in love with herself. Doesn’t seem nurturing. I gave this marriage three years , tops

  • Casey C

    why would people expect her to be front and center? she married the spare who is down the order now. there is rank, not ‘hey I just married in I get to be at the front.’ this really needs to be spelled out to people??

  • Casey C

    he’s 6th. Charles, William, George, Charlotte, Louis, Harry.

  • Amethyst

    Ah….Stoni the obsessed speaks again. I was wondering how long it would take you to once again crawl out from under the rug.

  • Amethyst

    Ah….Stoni the obsessed speaks again. I was wondering how long it would take you to once again crawl out from under the rug.

  • DEADP00L

    Oh I forgot about little louis!

  • Domino

    Wow, ignorant much?

  • carol sutherland

    MEGHAN get use to it that is where the QUEEN put you,and please do something with your hair,plus you look like your loosing your dress,our did it slip of the shoulder.