"She was not as prominent perhaps as some people might have expected, but there's a pecking order", Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, tells PEOPLE.
To be fair, Meghan didn't look unhappy about her balcony position. This official wedding photograph released by Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shows them in The Green Drawing Room, Windsor Castle, with (left-to-right): Back row: Master Brian Mulroney, Miss Remi Litt, Miss Rylan Litt, Master Jasper Dyer, Prince George, Miss Ivy Mulroney, Master John Mulroney.More news: ‘Trash Panda’ scaled a Minnesota skyscraper, and everyone loved it
However, a palace source reckons the former Suits star wouldn't have been given instructions on where to stand on the day, and likely made the decision herself.
The younger brother of Prince William apparently helps Meghan out when it comes to what to wear so she dresses like a modern royal and doesn't necessarily follow the strict royal fashion rules involving hemlines, necklines and such like. "And there were a lot of kids who everyone would want at the front".
Meghan opted for a light pink off-shoulder dress by Carolina Herrera.More news: Actor John Schneider released from jail in alimony dispute
The day started with a grand military parade and the arrivals of the royals via carriages. Parisa Fitz-Henley, who played Meghan in Lifetime's Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, also popped up on the ballot for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall were also in attendance. During the event, Meghan hinted that her future efforts will focus on women's empowerment. "I have a feeling she's going to push the limits a little too much?!"
Seems unusual to us here in America where all are created equal - but yes, the British Royal family still follows the ancient custom of primogeniture where firstborn Prince William is the heir - and little bro Prince Harry is the spare.More news: Trump uses 'movie trailer' in pitch to Kim Jong Un at summit