On Saturday, Meghan Markle made her first public since giving birth to Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. However, it appears the Duchess of Sussex’s return to the royal spotlight was strategically planned to coincide with Queen Elizabeth’s birthday celebration, instead of US president, Donald Trump’s visit.

While some suspected Meghan didn’t meet Trump because the visit conflicted with her maternity leave, one commentator revealed her absence was necessary to avoid upsetting others.

During an appearance on Sky News, Robert Hardman revealed Meghan could have created issues for the royal family if her first appearance was a meet and greet with a US president. “The problem with anything royal is you set a precedent,” the commentator explained.

“If you suddenly come out of maternity leave to attend a dinner for the President of the United States and this charity or another event may be offended you are not there.”

Since Meghan is married to Prince Harry, her return to the spotlight for Queen Elizabeth’s birthday festivities was allowed. “There’s a fairly straightforward rule – family events are one thing, official engagements are another,” Hardman stated.

Insiders previously told People that Meghan has struggled to adjust to the strict royal rules. “I think she finds it a little frustrating at times, but this is her new life, and she has to deal with it,” the source revealed.

The insider claimed Meghan “has found certain rules in the royal household difficult to understand, like the fact that the Queen prefers women in dresses or skirts rather than trouser suits, and is often asking Harry why things have to be done in a certain way.”

Meghan and Prince Harry welcomed baby Archie on May 6, almost two weeks ahead of their first wedding anniversary.