The reason why Meghan Markle stood behind Kate Middleton on the balcony


The first engagement Kate attended alone with the Queen was almost a year into her marriage to Prince William.

But there's also a pecking order in the House of Windsor, and the new Duchess of Sussex officially is not all that high in that hierarchy.

The Royal Train is reportedly only used by the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, according to Grant Harold, the former royal butler. "There was no slight intended, but William being the older, more senior brother would go out [first] with his wife [Duchess Kate]".

Why was she playing second fiddle to Kate Middleton when it was her debut?? Front row: Miss Zalie Warren, Princess Charlotte, Miss Florence van Cutsem.

'He gives his views on what he thinks looks best, rather than helping her follow Royal protocol on hemlines or anything like that.

It's been over three weeks since the Duchess of Sussex's royal wedding with Prince Harry, and although she seems to be handling everything like a pro in public, a source tells ET that she has been turning to members of the royal family and the staff to ensure she doesn't have a misstep.

Meghan Markle is still catching a lot of flack for her recent choice of outfit at her first Trooping the Colour ceremony, but she may have actually been channeling a more famous - and beloved - princess with her choice.

That sort of neckline usually isn't seen at the Trooping the Colour event, Vanity Fair reported.

"If she wanted, Kate could disappear into the background until October!" And Harry's mother Diana, another royal renegade, still always wore a long sleeve for her Trooping the Colours. Queen Elizabeth II will also be joining this trip and Hello! Yes, you read that correctly, and while-no surprises here-it is Meghan Markle, she is now a Duchess and did just make royal history.

Learning the rules and traditions of the royal family is not easy.

While guests were standing on the balcony waiting for the Queen to arrive, Meghan wanted to know when to curtsy. Yes, there is a pecking order.



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