If you’re wondering why Prince William and Middleton sat in the back of the carriage (while Arthur Vestey and Martha Beaumont sat in the front), you should know there’s not one, but two reasons for the strategic location. As Hello! magazine points out, prominent royals are purposely placed in the forward-facing seats because they 1. offer the best view of the crowds and 2. allow for photographers to easily capture photos.
This rule has been followed for the past few days, with people like Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Princess Anne and Zara Tindall occupying the coveted carriage seats. And now, Prince William and Middleton have joined the unofficial club.
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