Sources told People that the Duchess of Sussex did not have her position chosen for her, but that the royal family operates under a bit of a “pecking order,” which she’d be at the bottom of given her new status as a member of the royal family.

“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, told the outlet. “There was no slight intended, but William being the older, more senior brother would go out [first] with his wife.”

Markle, who is expecting her first child with Prince Harry, was attending her first Remembrance Day ceremony as a member of the royal family.