Why wasn't Meghan Markle in Kate Middleton and Camilla's car for the Queen's procession?

 Meghan Markle did not ride in the same car as her sister-in-law on Wednesday for a purpose.

 The Duchess of Sussex had to travel separately from Kate Middleton.

In the procession designed to transport Queen Elizabeth II's coffin  

 from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall due to royal rankings.

Middleton, 40, travelled with Queen Consort Camilla.

 Even though she is now the Princess of Wales and married to Prince William.

the first in line to assume the throne after King Charles III's ascension last week. 

Markle, 41, rode in the same car as Prince Edward's wife, Sophie,  

Countess of Wessex, while Middleton, 41, rode in 

 the same car as Prince Edward's wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex

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