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Why Prince Harry and Meghan didn’t sit with Prince William and Kate at the Festival of Remembrance

The two couples sat apart

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On Saturday evening, the Royal Family turned out for the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance held at the Royal Albert Hall.

It marked the first time the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had appeared in public together in months – and also since Harry and Meghan’s ITV documentary came out.

Immediately, some questioned why the two couples were sat on opposite sides of the royal box. However, there’s a very simple explanation for it.

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Will and Kate were sat next to the Queen (Credit: BBC)

The Royal Family were positioned in order of precedence, with the Queen sat in the centre of the front row. First in line to the throne, Prince Charles, sat to the Queen’s left while Prince William, second in line to the throne, sat next to Her Majesty’s right side with Duchess Kate.

Harry, who is sixth in line to the throne, and the Duchess of Sussex were seated in the row behind.

Royals at Remembrance event
Harry and Meghan were placed behind them (Credit: BBC)

It comes just weeks after Harry hinted at a rift with his brother in the ITV documentary Harry and Meghan: An African Journey.

He told presenter Tom Bradbury: “We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him as I know he will always be there for me.

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Harry opened up about the rumoured rift with his brother in the Africa documentary (Credit: ITV)

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“We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we are so busy but I love him dearly.”

When asked if there’s any truth to the persistent rumours that the brothers had fallen out, Harry didn’t deny them.

“The majority of the stuff is created out of nothing but as brothers, you know, you have good days, you have bad days,” he said.

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Prince Harry recently hinted Meghan might be pregnant with her second child (Credit: Splash)

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Meanwhile, Harry more recently hinted that Meghan could be pregnant with their second child.

Last week, he and Meghan spoke to military families at the Broom Farm Community Centre in Windsor.

During the chats, one military wife revealed Harry was “quite interested in how things were with second children”.

She told ITV: “Harry was really quite interested in how things were with second children…

“We were trying to encourage him to have a second baby.”

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