Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan sat far away from Prince William and Duchess Kate for the jubilee celebrations. Why?

Were Prince Harry (37) and Duchess Meghan (40) intentionally placed so far away from Prince William (39) and Duchess Kate (40) at the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations (96)? Many Royal fans asked themselves this question.

It was the first time since the sensational interview with Oprah Winfrey (68) that the two couples came together for an official date. In the interview, Harry and Meghan accused the palace of racism and a lack of psychological support, among other things. Meghan said of her sister-in-law that she made her cry. The relationship has been strained ever since.

At the thanksgiving service in St. Paul’s Cathedral in honor of the Queen on Friday, the two couples not only sat a few seats apart, but even on different sides of the aisle. In addition, Prince William and Duchess Kate sat in the front row, while Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan had to sit in the second row.

Seating plan has tradition

But none of this has anything to do with the alleged rift between the brothers or their wives. As the “Mirror” reports, among other things, the seating plan follows the royal protocol. As is tradition, the royals are seated in order of seniority.

The youngest royals, including Mike (43) and Zara Tindall (41), arrived first, followed by Prince Edward (58) and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex (57) and their two children. Then came Princess Beatrice (33) and Princess Eugenie (32) with their husbands. Then it was Harry and Meghan’s turn.

The last to enter the cathedral was Prince Charles (73) in the absence of the Queen. The monarch also wanted to take part, but canceled the evening before. She is said to have felt “some discomfort” after taking part in the Trooping the Color parade from Buckingham Palace on Thursday afternoon.