Why Meghan Markle didn't stand with the Queen and Kate Middleton on Remembrance Day.

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The annual Remembrance Day service took place in London this weekend and as usual, the royal family took a leading role in the commemorations.

While Prince Charles lay the wreath, the Queen, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge stood on a balcony above the cenotaph.

However Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, was standing on another balcony alongside Elke Büdenbender, the wife of the German president and people were a bit… confused.

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Royal fans were left wondering if Meghan was slighted, with some even suggesting she was left out because of a supposed uh, 'falling out' with the Queen over her wedding tiara.


But the real reason is far less scandalous. Simply put, the balconies are small, so there is no room for a fourth person without it getting a bit squishy. (We bet the Queen of England hates squishy.)

Since Camilla and Kate are both future Queen consorts, being married to future kings and all, they take precedence over Meghan in the royal pecking order. It makes sense that they were the ones standing alongside Her Majesty.

Besides, Meghan was actually given a highly important position herself as she stood next to the wife of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. This year marked the first time a German leader had taken part in the UK's Remembrance Day commemorations.

It was also Meghan's first year taking part in the commemorations, and we're betting she would like the focus to be on remembering those who fought and lost their lives at war - not her position on a balcony.