Why Meghan Markle and Harry are sitting behind Kate and William at final event

The Fab Four were back together today as they joined the Queen for the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arrived at the annual event separately but came together as they took their seats.

Both couples skipped the Queen's procession, which they have been a part of in previous years, and instead were shown to their seats with the rest of the guests.

The Sussexes were first, following by the Cambridges.

But some fans were left puzzled as to why Harry and his wife were sat behind big brother Wills, with many questioning whether it was a snug due to their decision to quit Royal life.


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However this isn't the case, and their positioning is all to do with their ranks within the Firm.

William is third in line to the throne, while Harry is now sixth after being bumped down the list by Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

They took similar positions last year, with Kate and Wills sitting in the front row with the Queen, Charles and Camilla while Meghan and Harry sat behind them.


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Last year Meghan sat next to Prince Andrew for the service.

Today's celebration is the first time we've seen Kate, Meghan, Harry and William together since the Sussexes announced they are stepping back from their royal duties.

Their decision has reportedly caused a lot of anger behind palace walls, with claims Wills and his dad Charles "incandescent with rage" when they were sent their announcement just 10 minutes before it was shared with the world.


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As Kate and William arrived at their seats, Meghan, who was already sitting down, can be seen saying "hello" and giving an awkward wave.

Harry also says hello, but that was as far of their conversation went, with Harry turning to talk to his wife.

Sophie Wessex, who is sitting behind Kate, leaned forward to chat to the Duchess, while Harry and Meghan chatted to Prince Edward.

The couple will move to Canada to raise their son Archie and will stop using their HRH titles.

They plan to become financially independent and will be able to earn their own money as they will not be working royals.

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