"There's no one laying this out. and there were a lot of kids who everyone would want at the front", the insider tells People.
The insider revealed that Stella McCartney, who designed the white halterneck dress Meghan wore for their evening wedding reception, is "working on a few more outfits" for the Duchess, and that "Harry always comes to design meetings and fittings to give his opinions on the looks".
"I think it was the last moment that could reflect, sort of the other side to her and you know...the joy, and the human within her".
Although she did not take the top spot, according to a palace source, the order of appearance on the balcony is not a hard-and-fast rule, but rather, a matter of etiquette and deference. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st.
The pair were standing right behind Kate Middleton and Prince William during the Trooping of the Colour on Saturday, with the 36-year-old Duchess of Sussex looking stunning in a blush pink Carolina Herrera dress and matching fascinator by Philip Tracey.
"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, explained to People. Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle for her wedding to Prince Harry in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. She still had a spot in the center of the balcony, behind the queen and Prince Charles.
Once everyone arrived, the family gathered together on the balcony to observe the iconic fly-past by the Royal Air Force.
"She's got a wonderful sister-in-law for this, and of course the Queen, because the Queen is the flawless member of the family to follow".