ROYAL fans became furious after wondering why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry decided to stand behind the crowd during the traditional balcony photographs of Trooping the Color.
Last year the Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stood behind Prince Charles and the Queen for the iconic photos. But during yesterday’s parties, the new parents were less visible, tucked away on one side and behind Prince Andrew. Royal fans were quick to express their anger and frustration on social media, with several wanting to know why the duchess was out of the picture.
One wrote: “Are you really not getting good photos of Meghan and Harry on the balcony? Too bad.”
Several royal fans wanted to know why they were standing at the back of the balcony and asked if there was a “royal order” for the official photos.
One of them said, “I’m sure there is a ranking of why Harry and Meg are stowed in the corner.”
But others were much more compliments of the photo, in particular praising compliments to Meghan.
A royal fan wrote: “Although it was a glimpse on the balcony, today it was a celebration to see Duchess Meghan today.
“She looked beautiful and radiant.”
Joe Little, editor in chief of Majesty magazine, told PEOPLE magazine: “She might not have been as prominent as some people might have expected, but there is a pecking order.
“There was no mean intention, but William, the older, older brother, would first go out with his wife.”
But another source told PEOPLE that there is no set plan for the iconic photo, with the younger royals usually at the center.
The source said: “No one explains this and tells her where to stand.
“And there were many children that everyone would want to have at the front.”
Trooping the Color marked Meghan’s first appearance since she gave birth to her and Harry’s first child, Archie Harrison, last month.
But Prince Louis, the youngest child of William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, stole the heart of the nation when he made his royal engagement debut.
The thirteen-year-old boy peered through the window of Buckingham Palace with his older brothers, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, before smiling from the balcony and waving at thousands of fans.