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Meaning Behind Kate And Harry's Seating In Relation To The Altar At Anzac Service

Date May 2, 2019 15:25

When it comes to the actions of the British royal family members, nothing happens for no reason! Mostly, in their actions, they are driven by certain rules of the protocol.

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Today we would like to tell you about one interesting incident that took place when Prince Harry unexpectedly joined Kate Middleton at a church service dedicated to Anzac Day.

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Notably, there was another royal family member present that day, the Queen's cousin, Prince Richard. According to the rules, the nearest seat to the altar should be occupied by the heir closest in the line of succession to the throne. Consequently, since Kate will become a consort queen earlier than anyone else, it's supposed to be her, isn't it?

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But why was it Prince Harry who took the first-row seat? His place in the line of succession is 6th. Then, the next seat was taken by Prince Richard, his place is 26th, and only then Kate! Why?

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The rules are far more harsh and intricate than it might seem. If Prince William had come, then he would have had the first seat and Kate would've sat next to him, then there would be Harry and Richard. But since he wasn't present that day, Kate had no right to sit the closest to the altar as she doesn't have royal blood running through her veins!

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That's what they're like, the rules of the royal protocol. Based upon this nuance, Prince Harry was seated the nearest to the altar as he was the closest in the line of succession to the throne from everyone present there. What do you think about this rule? Is it just? Share your opinion in the comments below.