LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is seen at Westminster Abbey during The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is seen at Westminster Abbey during The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) 

Harry and Meghan have faced several incidents over the past 10 days that have either been interpreted as snubs or as the expected consequence of their acrimonious departure from royal life and move to California in 2020. Among other things, Harry, an Afghanistan war veteran who spent 10 years in the army, was denied the privilege of wearing his military uniform to the funeral, unlike other senior members of the royal family who never saw active service.

Over the weekend, it also emerged that an error led to Harry and Meghan

The inevitable fuss about seating arrangements and possible snubs at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral Monday has arisen, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle getting seats in the second row and President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden ending up 14 rows back — behind the president of Poland.

As details became available later Monday about the seating arrangements for the 2,000 mourners attending the queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey, news outlets mulled over some of the curious choices made about where different dignitaries would sit.

The Telegraph said that some may wonder if Harry and Meghan were facing yet another act of being sidelined since the queen’s Sept. 8 death because they didn’t get front-row seats. The front row was occupied by King Charles III, Camilla, the queen consort, Charles’ three siblings, and Prince William and his family.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is seen at Westminster Abbey during The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) 

Harry and Meghan have faced several incidents over the past 10 days that have either been interpreted as snubs or as the expected consequence of their acrimonious departure from royal life and move to California in 2020. Among other things, Harry, an Afghanistan war veteran who spent 10 years in the army, was denied the privilege of wearing his military uniform to the funeral, unlike other senior members of the royal family who never saw active service.

Over the weekend, it also emerged that an error led to Harry and Meghan being wrongly invited to a state reception for world leaders and foreign royals Sunday night at Buckingham Palace. The Telegraph reported that palace aides subsequently declared that only working members of the royal family would attend. The Sussexes were told Friday night that there had been a mix-up and they were not actually invited to what was designated as an “official state event.”

While the front-row seats at the funeral also were said to be reserved for working royals, people noted that disgraced Prince Andrew was there, and he stopped being a working royal due to the scandal involving sexual abuse allegations against him and his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, according to The Telegraph. However, Andrew is the queen’s son, and therefore has played a prominent role at events over the past 10 days.

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