While King Charles III and his wife Camilla, the Queen Consort, were joined by the Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate, in the front row of Westminster Abbey, some couldn't help but question Harry and Meghan's seating arrangement.
Joining the senior royals front and centre were the monarch's children, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, as well as Princess Anne's husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence and Prince Edward's wife Sophie.
But while many understand why the monarch's children, most of whom are working royals, got a seat in the front row, some wondered why Princess Anne's children Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips were front and centre, while Harry and Meghan were forced to sit behind.
The Sussexes, who flew to the UK from the US prior to the Queen's death, were seated directly behind the King in the second row during the service, with Princess Beatrice seated next to Meghan.
When Meghan and Harry stepped down as senior members of the royal family in 2020 before fleeing the UK, the Duke of Sussex was stripped of his military titles preventing him from donning his uniform.
Due to their decision to step back, some have argued that the couple are seated "where they should be".
Fans speculate online
Journalist Richard Eden pointed out the awkward seating arrangement on Twitter.
"Notable that Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips, who are not working #royals, are in the front pew, while the King's son, #PrinceHarry, is in the second," he wrote.
But the seating arrangement has nothing to do with Harry and Meghan's controversial history, according to some who said it's most likely "age order".
— Richard Eden (@richardaeden) September 19, 2022
"They are the eldest of The Queen’s grandchildren though," one said of Zara Tindall, the Queen's oldest granddaughter.
"It the direct heirs followed by the grandchildren in age order," said another.
Because of this, Prince William's children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are also seated in the front row, alongside their parents, the future king and queen.
Meanwhile, someone else suggested Harry and Meghan might have chosen to sit behind King Charles as "maybe that’s where he feels more comfortable".
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