Meghan Markle made her first balcony appearance on the 9th of June for the Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday. But what we see is that she was standing behind Kate Middleton for her first official balcony appearance.
Megan was seen wearing a pink off-shoulder Carolina Herrera dress and rode the carriage making her first appearance at the balcony of the Buckingham Palace. Megan was not front and centred on her first appearance. Now, keep reading to know why?
The Duchess of Sussex was seen standing behind her sister-in-law Kate Middleton and brother-in-law Prince William.
The reason for this order is, “She was not as prominent perhaps as some people might have expected, but there's a pecking order”, a source quoted this by a magazine.
“There was no slight intended, but William being the older, more senior brother would go out [first] with his wife.”
During Kate’s first appearance on the balcony in the year 2011, she was seen standing first but at the extreme left of the balcony.
A palace source also says that “Meghan's balcony position would have been decided the Duchess of Sussex herself.” He also added, “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.”
Off late, the new Duchess of Sussex was busy making her official appearances with the various members of the Royal family. Meghan had her first solo outing with Queen Elizabeth II when they took the royal train to Cheshire.
On their first solo trip together, Queen Elizabeth gifted Meghan Markle pearl and diamond earrings for their first trip together.
Whereas on the other hand, Kate Middleton also had a similar outing with Queen but almost after a year of her wedding with Prince William. Kate Middleton made her first appearance with the Queen in the year 2011, when they visited Leicester in March 2012.
The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle returned from their honeymoon for the Queen’s Birthday. This beautiful Royal couple tied their knot on the 19th of May and awed the audience and fans.
Now, there is no fuss about Meghan’s position as the palace source clearly mentioned that her balcony position was decided by the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan herself.