Kate Middleton usually walks in front of Meghan Markle during official engagements and events. The reason behind this has nothing to do with their alleged feud.

Royal fans shared their thoughts on the matter and said that Kate walking in front of Meghan has more to do with their position in the royal family than anything else. Chris Smith, a retired high school teacher, said that Kate comes before Meghan because she’s married to Prince William, who is second in line to the throne.

“The British monarch is very hierarchical with people knowing ‘their place’ and always giving way to those who are more important,” he said. “Importance is based on two things — the line of succession and personal relationship to the monarch.”

Smith also noted the fact that Kate usually takes precedence over a vast majority of female royals. However, Princess Anne and Camilla Parker Bowles are sometimes more important than she is, depending on the occasion.

Meghan, on the other hand, is married to Prince Harry, who is sixth in line to the throne. The Duke of Sussex has a slight chance of ever becoming king, so he is not as important as Prince William in terms of his position in the order of succession. As a result, his wife couldn’t be more or as important as Kate.

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (L), and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (R), walk the aisle to leave after attending the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 11, 2019. KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP/Getty Images

Royal fan Diane Black said that Kate will also become queen or queen consort one day when Prince William is crowned king. Meghan will never become queen, so she is expected to walk behind Kate during formal occasions. In the coming years, Meghan would also have to curtsy to the Duchess of Cambridge.

But royal fan Claire Chase shared a different observation. She said that she doesn’t normally see Meghan walking behind Kate on formal occasions. Oftentimes the two walks together.

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive to attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on Dec. 25, 2018, in King's Lynn, England. Stephen Pond/Getty Images

“I have noticed how she pushes Harry out of the way so she can shake hands first,” she said. “Awkward! You don’t cross in front of anyone to shake first. It’s bad manners. Throw in the fact that she thinks she is more important than Prince Harry and they are really there to meet her,” she added.