The Duchess of Sussex looked solemn this morning in her black coat and broad black hat as she paid tribute to the fallen. Meghan, with a red poppy on the lapel, watched Prince Harry, the sixth on the throne, put a wreath on the cenotaph after Prince Charles and Prince William.

Meghan stood on another balcony Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, the Queen and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

The Duchess of Sussex watched the ceremony accompanied by Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Princess Anne's second husband.

This is the second time that Meghan is attending a memorial Sunday ceremony.

Last year she debuted on the balcony and looked at the cenotaph, which stood next to the wife of the German President, Elke Büdenbender.

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Meghan Markle attends the memorial Sunday ceremony in Cenotaph (Photo: GETTY)

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Meghan watches two minutes of silence (Photo: GETTY)

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Meghan and Princess Anne's second husband, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence (Photo: GETTY)

The distance between Meghan and Kate, the Queen and Camilla should not be seen as a movement against the Duchess of Sussex.

In fact, practical limitations and king's pecking order are the reasons why Meghan could not stay with the queen on the same balcony.

People.com's reporter Reporters Maria Pasquini and Simon Perry declared after Meghan's first appearance on the balcony overlooking the cenotaph last year: "With each window's balconies small, it's almost impossible to put more than three or four wives in each one – and although Meghan was not one of her family members, she was given a very important position."

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Meghan Markle with Sophie Wessex and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence (Image: PA)

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Meghan was not next to the queen because there was not much room on the balcony (Image: REUTERS)

On the royal protocol, they continued: "At official events, the royal family is governed by a royal pecking order.

"For example, when Meghan made her official debut on Trooping the Color in June, she was not in front and in the middle of the palace balcony, instead standing behind Kate and since William."

Similarly, Majesty Magazine's executive editor, Joe Little, said it was "not insignificantly intended" to keep Meghan away from the Queen, Camilla and Kate.

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This is the second year that Meghan attends the memorial Sunday ceremony in Cenotaph (Photo: GETTY)

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Sophie Wessex talks to Meghan (Photo: GETTY)

He said, "It may not have been as prominent as some people would have expected, but there is a pecking order.

"It was not an easy purpose, but William, the older, older brother, would go out [first] with his wife.

"[Meghan] was still in a good position. It was more central than the alternative of being left or right in the Down Row and along the balcony. "

Meghan and Harry attended several events in the run up to Remembrance Sunday earlier this week.

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Royal women and their military honors (Image: EXPRESS)

On Wednesday, they visited families of volunteers at the Broom Farm Community Center in Windsor, just a 15-minute drive from Frogmore Cottage.

There, Meghan gave the royal fans a rare update about their son, Archie Harrison, revealing that the six-month-old is beginning to crawl.

Amy Thompson, whose husband Brad is attached to the Welsh Guards, said of her conversation with Meghan, "My daughter Aeris is the same age as Archie and we talked about weaning and the kids starting to crawl.

"She's just a normal mom and it was like talking to a friend."

The visit was kept secret until the evening when the court circular published details of the royal excursion to Windsor.

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Meghan Markle during the ceremony (Image: REUTERS)

On Thursday, Meghan and Harry visited the memorial field at Westminster Abbey, where they each planted a commemorative cross with their monogram on it.

And on Saturday, the two visited the festival in memory of the Royal Albert Hall in London.

This memorial Sunday is the third year that Prince Charles honors the country.

Earlier this week, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Prince of Wales, in the name of the Queen watching from the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth office buildings, had put the wreath back on the cenotaph.