Today the two Duchesses stood alongside the Queen on the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as millions fell silent to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. Today marks 100 years since the signing of the treaty which ended the battle on the Western Front of the First World War at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
During the ceremony Queen Elizabeth II, Kate Middleton and Camilla stood together at one balcony, while Meghan Markle watched from the balcony of another window outside the Cenotaph war memorial. It turns out that the space on each balcony is pretty small and it can fit only two to three people. Meghan was in great company, though. She stood by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s wife Elke Budenbender.
Joe Little, who is a managing editor of Majesty magazine, told People magazine: “She was not as prominent perhaps as some people might have expected, but there’s a pecking order. There was no slight intended, but William being the older, more senior brother would go out [first] with his wife.”
“[Meghan] was still in a good position,” added Joe. “She was central rather than the alternative of being in the front row and along the balcony to the left or right.”
A source from the palace said that where Meghan was standing “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.”
The Duchess of Cambridge, all dressed in black, was visibly fighting tears back as she watched Prince Charles, William and Harry also pay their respects. She recently learned about her great-grandmother’s three brothers who died in World War I. She wore a black coat with a white collar. The coat is likely a version of a previous McQueen design. The Duchess wore three paper poppies representing her three relatives who fought and died in World War One. She also wore the Royal British Legion’s ‘Women Of The First World War Brooch.’
Meghan looked stunning as millions fell silent to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. This was the mother-to-be’s first time at the annual ceremony as a member of the royal family, following her wedding to Prince Harry in May. For this event she wore a black buttoned-up coat, featuring capped sleeves and finished off the look with a black hat.
The sisters in-law were spotted wearing all-black outfits at Saturday’s Festival of Remembrance ceremony at Royal Albert Hall.