Kate vs Meghan’s first Remembrance Day – why did Meghan stand away from the Royal Family?

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Royal firsts are important moments for those who have married into the British Royal Family. Such moments include appearing on Buckingham Palace balcony and Christmas at Sandringham.

The Queen wore black Diane von Furstenberg double breasted jacket.

She added a small hat with a small brim and a large bow by milliner Jane Corbett.

She joined Camilla Parker Bowles and Sophie Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward’s wife.

Meghan Markle only attended her first Remembrance Sunday last year in 2018.

She was inited to view the service from a balcony overlooking the Cenotaph.

However, while Kate was invited to stand with Camilla for her first Remembrance Sunday, while Meghan was standing next to a more obscure figure, Elke Budenbender.

Elke Budenbender is a German judge and the wife of the President of Germany.

Meghan wore a black Givenchy coat for the occasions, with a structured shoulder detail.


Meghan’s first television appearance in the USA was in an episode of the medical drama General Hospital in 2002.

She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Castle along with bit parts in Hollywood films including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.

Meghan was also a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal – but her most famous role was as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, which launched in 2011.

She was written out in the finale of the seventh series when her character got married, which aired in April 2018 – just before she got married herself.

Charity and humanitarian work

Meghan Markle’s career in television has gone hand-in-hand with her support for causes close to her heart.

She wrote about the stigma around menstrual health in an article for Time magazine and was a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada – with whom she travelled to Rwanda for the charity’s Clean Water Campaign.

And her commitment to gender equality has seen her work with the United Nations – receiving a standing ovation in 2015 for her speech to mark International Women’s Day.


In September 2011, she wed film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating in 2004.

But the pair divorced two years later in August 2013, citing irreconcilable difference.

She was in a relationship with celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years, before they broke it off in 2016 but the two remain good friends.

And in June 2016, she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.

Their relationship began in October that year and just over one year later, on November 27, 2017, the pair announced their engagement.

They married on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Meghan’s heritage

Some have claimed Meghan Markle is the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family.

Historians are still arguing about Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.

But Meghan will be the first royal to openly embrace a mixed-race heritage.

She has written about the difficulties of being a biracial actress in Hollywood as she claims she is not black enough for some roles and not white enough for others.

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